Like alcohol and tobacco, and the B.C. government is setting the legal age to possess and buy marijuana at 19 years-old when it becomes legal next summer.
The first set of regulation rules for recreational cannabis were announced on Tuesday.
“Looking at the responses received, it’s clear that British Columbians support the priorities of protecting young people, health and safety, keeping the criminal element out of cannabis and keeping roads safe, which will guide the Province in developing B.C.’s regulatory framework for non-medical cannabis,” said Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth in a release.
Wholesale recreational marijuana will be distributed through the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch.
The province says there will be a retail model that includes both public and private, with those details not coming until early next year.