Details scarce on BC NDP’s retail pot-selling plan

Details scarce on BC NDP's retail pot-selling plan
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Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth released the NDP government’s preliminary vision for legal cannabis on Tuesday after a consultation process that received nearly 50,000 submissions and sought input from First Nations and local governments.

BC plans minimum age of 19 for buying and selling marijuana

The UBCM has already endorsed the decisions Farnworth announced in advance of the press conference, including setting the age limit of 19, which also is the legal minimum age in B.C. to buy tobacco and alcohol.

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“Most of these individuals preferred to see the existing dispensaries and their supply chain legitimized, licensed and regulated,” the report says.

The unique issue that B.C. faces is the entrenched underground market that’s thrived for decades and is far more sophisticated than elsewhere in the country. The new regime will either challenge it directly, or co-opt it. Some people are looking forward to growers going legal, paying taxes and “contributing openly in their communities.”

Details scarce on BC NDP's retail pot-selling plan
Details scarce on BC NDP's retail pot-selling plan

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“Couple that with the indecision from the provincial government and this whole thing washes up on our shores,” Christian said.That’s the age of majority. There’s no reason to offer it to anyone younger.”

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gigya.socialize.showShareBarUI(createArticleGigyaParams(gigTitle, gigURL, gigDesc, gigImg, “www”, “whenRequired”, “componentDiv”, “”, “right”)); Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:57PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, December 5, 2017 7:22PM EST VANCOUVER — British Columbia has become the latest province to lay out its plan for regulating recreational marijuana, announcing that pot sales will be allowed through both public and private stores to buyers who are at least 19 years old.

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Les Leyne: One-stop booze and dope shopping
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— Quebec has tabled a bill whereby all pot would be sold through the provincially run liquor board, although there is flexibility for exceptions. Quebec plans to open 15 marijuana stores by July 1 and control sales online. The bill also makes it illegal to cultivate pot for personal or commercial use, unless authorized, and limits possession in a home to 150 grams, and to 30 grams on a person. There will also be a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of any drug.

BC sets minimum age of 19 to consume marijuana, plans mix of retail sales

“We don’t know how it’s going to turn out, and we’re waiting to see what’s going to happen,” said Dana Larsen with Sensible BC and the Vancouver Dispensary Society.

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Minimum age to purchase legalized pot in BC will be 19 says government

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British Columbia will make sure money made off of cannabis sales goes toward important policy directives such as educating young people about the drug, enforcing the new provincial laws for businesses and cracking down on drug-impaired driving, Mr. Farnworth added, but he would not say whether government profits from cannabis would go into the province’s general revenue.Two hours and four degrees of separation later, strangers reunited with priceless images#BREAKING: Province to set age for recreational marijuana use at 19, go with a wholesale distribution model and have private and public retail outlets. More details to come in 2018 #bcpoliOne argument that I hear a lot, and there’s a lot of validity to it, is that if people are able to vote to legalize marijuana when they are 18, so too should they be able to purchase legal marijuana. People can buy lottery tickets at the age of 18, obviously vote when they are 18, and for the most part purchase tobacco products when they are 18 (although some states are pushing to raise the legal tobacco age limit). Canada’s legalization proposal involves an age limit of 18 years old, although some provinces are opting for an age limit of 19. British Columbia is one of those provinces, per The Globe and Mail:Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang welcomed the government’s announcement Tuesday. 

BC sets minimum age to buy marijuana at 19; liquor branch to be distributor

According to the BCGSE, a separate system would not make fiscal sense.

BC announces minimum age of 19 for marijuana use and possession

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said the city took a risk by developing its own zoning and business licence regulations without direction from the province. “It’s one of those cases where the risk-taking has brought with it, I think, substantial rewards,” she said.
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Nearly 50,000 British Columbians offered their input during provincial consultations this fall, plus more than 140 municipalities and First Nations, B.C. said.

The minimum age is set at 19, the retail network will be both public and private (but not necessarily liquor stores) and the wholesale distribution will be government-run.Reply Benny Tabasco December 6, 2017 at 9:19 am Wow…you’ve really drank / smoked too much of that “recreational” kool-aid. You’re missing the whole point. There is a HUGE difference between a doctor prescribing medical marijuana, in an ingest able form, to treat legitimate disorders and a 4/20 smoke in featuring raw pot and having adolescents getting IM-paired…which is the WHOLE point of smoking it…right ??? (duh…yeahhhh ) Btw, in case you haven’t noticed, there have always been businesses making hemp products…have been, for decades….but if there isn’t a viable business plan and / or a market for those products, then no one besides a taxpayer-funded government would get involved, right again ? Private business exist to make a profit. Also, who gives a rat’s A$$ about the type of people who use it ? Those types you mentioned, also do hard drugs….like the undercover cop who recently OD’ed in Toronto. Doesn’t make it right or acceptable, does it ? lol. Puh-leez…do NOT bring up that tired old alcohol / tobacco analogy, ok ?….those (LEGAL) drugs are a huge cost to society, now….people die and families are torn apart. Do YOU think that was the right road to go down and has been a benefit to our society ? Yes or No ? How much are we paying, every year, to police, prosecute, hospitalize, insure, educate and everything else associated with our LEGAL vices ? 47 “wrongs” will never make a right. Have a nice day, though.

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anticipated, cannabis will be available for purchase in both public and privately run stores in British Columbia once Canada-wide recreational legalization comes into effect on July 1, 2018.Police in Greater Vancouver have a new resource to better assist medically challenged residents

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© 2017 All rights reserved.article continues below Trending Stories Woman who jumped from ferry savours new lease on life Salt Spring duplex blocked off by police, coroner on scene Baby found in vehicle pulled over for suspected drunk driving in Langford As pot becomes legal, parallels drawn to the waning days of alcohol prohibition related You’ll need to be 19 to buy pot in B.C. One of the countless arguments raging as the clock ticks toward opening day is whether selling alcohol and marijuana side-by-side is a good idea. The alliance, no surprise, says it’s not a problem.Last Updated Dec 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm PST

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Victoria sets 19 as minimum age for pot purchasing

The B.C. government said requiring people to be at least 19 to buy marijuana is consistent with provincial rules on alcohol and tobacco.

micro production facilities as per the federal government’s recently released consultation paper. The first batch of raw material (trim) has been delivered to AMA, weighed more than 150 pounds and tested showing excellent results. The company will hire at least two more packagers and increase its number of employees on the late shift to meet this growing demand for concentrates.

As well, he stated that while the province will have a government-run wholesale distribution model run by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, the retail model will include both public and private retail opportunities — the same as booze.

Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth released the NDP government’s preliminary vision for legal cannabis on Tuesday after a consultation process that received nearly 50,000 submissions and sought input from First Nations and local governments.

The Union of B.C. Municipalities endorsed the policy decisions announced Tuesday, but will await details on how and where marijuana will be sold.

Overall, details were fairly minimal for the province, despite significant input from 141 different governments and nearly 50,000 British Columbians.“If they adopt that model, which is what we are urging, they do the enforcement and municipalities won’t have a huge cost on this file, aside from routine administration and business licences,” said Jang. 

Next July, British Columbians over 19 will be allowed to buy weed that’s controlled by the province’s liquor distribution branch, the government revealed Tuesday.

The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures.provinces which have unveiled plans for cannabis legalization.The release emphasizes that B.C.’s rules for recreational marijuana are taking public feedback into account.

B.C.’s public consultation produced a report that was released alongside its announcement Tuesday. It revealed polarized views on drug-impaired driving, showing that some want zero tolerance while others said cannabis doesn’t impact the ability to drive.

The facility, and seven others across the state, were provided the same amount of supplies from Maryland’s 15 licensed growers. Askinazi said Potomac Holistics sold all five pounds of medical marijuana plus numerous cases of tablets and elixirs.
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