Someone in the NDP government (Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, perhaps?) has told a B.C. TV news outlet that cannabis will not be allowed to be sold alongside alcohol products.
Global B.C.’s Keith Baldrey reported tonight that there will be government-run and privately run cannabis outlets when marijuana is legalized on July 1.
But Farnworth is not going to go against a federal task force recommendation to prohibit the sale of legal marijuana in liquor stores.
Recently retired provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall and Vancouver-Fraserview NDP MLA George Chow were on the task force. The third B.C. member was UVic professor and drug-policy expert Susan Boyd.
Baldrey also reported that the province will allow landlords to ban tenants who grow cannabis in their suites.
Farnworth is expected to let the rest of the media and the public hear about the details on Monday (February 5).