Pot in B.C. to be sold in public and private stores; minimum age to buy and use is 19

Kamloops This Week, December 5, 2017

Sandra Tully of Moms Stop the Harm forwarded an email to KTW from the organization with its reaction to the government’s announcement.

The group said it supports “legalization from a harm-reduction perspective.

“The current unregulated illegal market is far more dangerous for users and especially young people than a government-regulated market will be. Dealers do not check your ID. We support measures that reduce the likelihood of youths and young people to use cannabis and we ask that tax dollars generated from cannabis sales are invested in education, prevention and harm reduction.”

Tully’s son Ryan Pinneo died from a fentanyl overdose last year.

Pot in B.C. to be sold in public and private stores; minimum age to buy and use is 19