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Have Your Say on Cannabis Regulation in BC!

British Columbians have the opportunity to shape the future of cannabis regulation in their province. This week, the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth launched a new five-week public engagement program to gather input from residents, businesses and local governments about non-medical cannabis regulation in BC.

Minister Farnworth launched the new program at the annual Union of BC Municipalities conference in Vancouver. Legalizing marijuana was the hot topic at this year’s event, and local politicians spent considerable time debating the issues and the opportunities.

The clock is ticking as the federal government is legalizing marijuana next July. And, make no mistake – this is a complex issue requiring a comprehensive framework to ensure the safe transition to legal cannabis.

Finding the right balance will be a challenging task. That’s why it’s critical that the many stakeholders and levels of government who will play a key role in this new landscape provide their feedback to BC’s lawmakers.

The government wants you to weigh in on how they should address issues such as minimum age, personal possession limits, public consumption, drug impaired driving, personal cultivation and distribution and retail models.

This is a decisive time for BC’s cannabis industry, so we’re encouraging British Columbians to get involved, share their views and become part of history. We need to create a safe and successful cannabis industry in Canada, but first we need the provinces to create the legal framework to allow that to happen.

Join the conversation and submit your feedback before November 1, 2017