British Columbia Cannabis Regulators Need Public Input Right Now


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While cannabis regulations have already been proposed for Ontario and New Brunswick, British Columbia cannabis regulations have yet to take shape; however, on Sept. 25, 2017, the provincial government announced that it is now collecting public input on how it should sell and regulate the substance.

“We want to hear from as many people as possible about how we can best protect our kids, keep our roads safe, and lock criminals out of the non-medical cannabis industry,” said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth in a press release. “It’s critical that we work together to ensure the legalization of non-medical cannabis results in safer, healthier communities.”

To help shape British Columbia cannabis regulations, the government survey asks questions on minimum age, possession limits, public consumption, impaired driving, home grows, distribution and retail. Residents of British Columbia have until Nov. 1 to complete the online survey.

According to the CBC, when the survey period ends, the provincial government won’t pass British Columbia cannabis regulations until spring of 2018. Recreational cannabis will be legal in Canada by July 2018.

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