With changes to Canadian and BC marijuana laws imminent, intense planning and discussion has been underway in BC within provincial government bodies, the private sector, and the public. In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) with plans to legalize non-medical cannabis and amend Canada’s Criminal Code by July 2018.
While the BC government sought input (see “BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement” for details) and stakeholders are jockeying for position in the marijuana retail race, there are still many unknowns. What will the control, sale and distribution of marijuana in BC look like? How should retailers ensure their place in what is likely to be a long and competitive queue? Read more