BC’s Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General has set the bar for what to expect the first day of legalized marijuana sales in the province.
Mike Farnworth says don’t expect to wake up and find marijuana stores opening their doors.
In a news release, Farnworth says the government’s first and only BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and more retail locations are “anticipated” in the following months.
He said more than 100 paid applications are in various stages of entry.
Farnworth said there will be an online platform from which British Columbians can purchase non-medical cannabis regardless of where they live.
A new Community Safety Unit will target illegal retail operations, and seize the product and records without a warrant.
It’s not clear what this means for Vernon’s cannabis dispensaries currently working under temporary permits issued by the city.