BC Government News announcement Monday, February 5th, 2018:
Cannabis Retail, Driving Laws amongst new "firm-on-safety" policy decisions:
As British Columbia works towards the federal timeline for legalization of non-medical cannabis in July 2018, the Province continues to set policy direction to meet the needs and expectations of British Columbians.
“As a result of months of engagement, additional research and analysis, we continue to build the Province’s regulatory framework and have set policy direction on other key aspects of how non-medical cannabis will be regulated in B.C.,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “These decisions include safeguards for the retail sales of non-medical cannabis and are driven by our priorities of protecting youth, promoting health and safety, keeping the criminal element out of cannabis and keeping our roads safe.”
The following decisions will inform the development of legislation in preparation for federal legalization of non-medical cannabis in July.
As was announced in December 2017, government is releasing details on the Province’s proposed retail framework.