Over 48-thousand BC residents have had their say on marijuana.
That’s how many people filled out the BC government’s online survey into legalization and regulation of non-medical cannabis.
Another 800 took part through a random telephone survey.
“I’d like to thank everyone who participated in our various engagements regarding cannabis legalization over the last five weeks,” says Public Safety Minster Mike Farnworth. “It’s now our job to do the hard work, take your feedback and perspectives and use them to develop a responsible, made-in-B.C. approach to regulating non-medical cannabis that maximizes public health and safety.”
Government staff will analyze the feedback over the next few weeks and produce a report on the feedback which will be made public.
The province is looking to come up with regulations before recreational marijuana use becomes legal in Canada by next July.
* 127,952 people visited the BC Cannabis Regulation Engagement website between Sept. 25, 2017, and Nov. 1, 2017, spending an average of 10 minutes on the site.
* More than 48,000 British Columbians responded to the online survey about non-medical cannabis.
* 800 British Columbians provided their opinions through a random telephone survey.
* Over 130 organizations provided written submissions via the BC Cannabis Engagement website.
* The Province and the Union of BC Municipalities’ Joint Provincial-Local Government Committee on Cannabis Regulation will continue to engage during the development of the regulatory framework for legalized non-medical cannabis.