B.C. government to introduce cannabis legislation this week but no news on store locations - CBC

B.C. government to introduce cannabis legislation this week but no news on store locations - CBC
B.C. government to introduce cannabis legislation this week but no news on store locations - CBC

Expect some long-awaited details from the province this week on how marijuana will be regulated when it becomes legal in July. 

Just not how much things will cost or where public stores will be. 

Solicitor General Mike Farnworth has told CBC News legislation will likely be brought in Thursday to give a policy framework for government rules, first outlined in February, around non-medicinal cannabis.

Those include setting the legal age at 19, allowing adults to possess up to 30 grams of non-medicinal cannabis at a time, stiff penalties for adults driving while impaired, bans on smoking in beaches, parks and playgrounds and veto power to municipalities on applications for any retail licence.  

However, rules on pricing, along with locations for the public standalone stores operated by the Liquor Distribution Branch, will not be revealed. 

"I've been clear, right from the beginning, you're not going to see whole piles of stores up and running right away. It will be ramping up. We will be working with local governments, because they're the ones that have to implement it," said Farnworth. 

A spokesperson for the ministry said both an e-commerce platform for online purchase across the province and the first government-operated retail store should be up and running by the summer.  

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