Recreational Cannabis Survey
The Federal Government will be legalizing cannabis in Canada for recreational use as early as this summer (2018). The Federal Government has stated legalization of cannabis will be done with a public health focus.
The Province of BC will allow both publicly and privately operated outlets with the minimum age to possess, purchase and consume non-medical cannabis set at 19.
Local governments will be responsible for developing local zoning and business license regulations that meet the requirements of Federal and Provincial legislation and objectives. Areas the City can regulate include:
- The number and most suitable locations for retail cannabis stores;
- Where consumption can and cannot take place; and,
- Further restricting where cannabis can be grown.
If you are a resident of the City of Castlegar and over 16 years of age, please share your thoughts with the City by completing the survey linked to above between May 23rd and June 7th.