The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Kimberley is praising the BC government’s approach to cannabis reform.
The Province announced Monday they are seeking feedback on the drug and where it can be sold for non-medical use through an online survey.
Tamara Duggan of Tamarack Dispensaries is encouraging everyone to take part in the province’s cannabis survey.
“I think by taking the time to actually talk to British Columbians, they can find out what the general consensus is as to how people think it should be distributed and where,” Duggan says.
Duggan feels this is a much better approach than Ontario’s government, who released regulations around dispensaries and cannabis cafes earlier this month.
“Here in BC, it appears that they are willing to embrace any number of scenarios, varying it by jurisdiction if need be and allowing not only British Columbians to have input into it,” Duggan says. “But also municipalities are going to be able to draft their own bylaws and regulations.”
Duggan called Ontario’s approach a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction, effectively keeping dispensaries illegal and limiting consumption to private at-home use.
BC residents can fill out the government survey until November 1st. A link can be found here.
– Tamara Duggan, Tamarack Dispensaries
– Jeff Johnson