We want to place marijuana regulation in the hands of British Columbians. However, there are a number of roadblocks that we need to resolve before we can accomplish our goal. To realize our vision we will need to:
Remove Marijuana from the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act is Canada’s federal drug control legislation. By removing marijuana from the Act we place the regulation in the hands of the provinces, which would allow BC to officially control and regulate the sale of marijuana just like it does with alcohol.
Implement sensible marijuana regulations here in British Columbia
Creating a provincial regulatory system would allow us to create a made-in-BC marijuana policy. Provincial control would allow BC to build off of lessons learned from controlling the sale of alcohol and tobacco while also drawing on the growing body of international best practices for marijuana.