BC’s premier doesn’t expect the rollout of recreational cannabis to be smooth sailing.
With the new rules taking effect in just under two weeks, John Horgan says this is new territory for everyone, and it will take time to figure out the province’s role to regulate and distribute it.
“I would suggest it won’t just be British Columbia that has challenges with this, it will be right across the country, but I expect a story a day from the challenges that flow from this.”
Horgan says while only one retail store will be legally able to sell pot come the 17th — a government outlet in Kamloops — people will be able to buy it online.
“Kamloops will be a busy place. This is going to be good news for the community, and I’m confident that as time goes by, more retail outlets will become available,” says Horgan.
Horgan says the province is doing “its level best” to meet the public demand for legal weed.
“But also assure the public that cannabis distribution is not going to be on every street corner. We’re going to protect kids and make sure public safety is paramount.”
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