November 06, 2017

British Columbia’s public and stakeholder engagement on the legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis – one of the “most engaged” in BC’s history – is now complete. According to government, an unprecedented number of public shared their opinions to help shape the way non-medical cannabis will be regulated in BC:

“After five weeks of being live, the BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement website saw 127,952 visits, with 48,151 British Columbians filling out the feedback form and providing their views on topics such as minimum age, personal possession limits, public consumption, drug-impaired driving, personal cultivation, and distribution and retail models.

As well, 800 opinions were received from a representative cross-section of British Columbians through a random telephone survey. During this time, government also received over 130 written submissions from organizations including local governments, school districts, cannabis industry, advocacy groups and law enforcement.”

Thank you to all members who completed the survey, along with their staff, customers, friends, and family members. The results of this online survey will have an impact on government policy. Government is expected to release a regulatory framework in the next 4-8 weeks.

ABLE BC submitted our recommendations to BC’s Cannabis Regulation Engagement Secretariat on the responsible retailing of recreational cannabis. Click here to download a copy of the submission.

The document will soon be made public on the government’s website with other stakeholder submissions at https://engage.gov.bc.ca/BCcannabisregulation/read-stakeholder-submissions/

We will share more details with members on this issue as they become available. If you have any other questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 604-688-5560 or info@ablebc.ca.


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