If you're looking to get some of that world famous BC Bud on legalization day you might be out of luck.
On Sunday Mike Farnworth, the BC Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, made an announcement that was sure to have some people groaning in disappointment: There will only be one licensed recreational cannabis dispensary open on October 17, the day marijuana becomes legal in Canada for adult use.
People eager to get ahold of some of newly legalized weed on day one will have to make a trip out to the BC Liquor Distribution Branch-operated dispensary in Kamloops. While more locations are "anticipated" in the coming months that does nothing to remedy the shortcoming in the present. An online sales platform is also planned - at some point.
During this time, grey market dispensaries will continue to be targeted by authorities. Police reserve the right to seize products from unlicensed retailers without a warrant. However, Farnworth says there are over 100 private retailer applications currently being processed.
Until we see significant increase of accessibility, the BC government will continue play catchup with the province's renowned black market.
h/t National Post