Like many other provinces, the wholesale distribution of retail cannabis products will be handled exclusively by the government-run B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch. Bc.ca/gov/content/safety/public-safety/cannabis”>government-operated retail stores, as well as privately-owned retail establishments. In urban areas, liquor and tobacco stores will not be allowed to sell cannabis. Cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/cannabis-legislation-stores-bc-april-1.4634117″>online pot sales, and that at least one government-operated retail store will be open this summer. Most provinces are planning on having the government handle cannabis distribution, and will also allow the drug to be sold in both private and government-run stores.
Although the full details of these regulations are supposed to be released this week, Farnworth said that B.C. will not be revealing the pricing structure for sales, nor will the government be announcing the specific location of any retail stores at this time. We will be working with local governments, because they’re the ones that have to implement it.