CAN (BC): Rule changes allow for delivery of cannabis

B.C.’s legal cannabis operators will be allowed to deliver directly to buyers starting July 15.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says the government wants to shrink the illegal market and allowing delivery to consumers is an advantage retailers have said they need. The government says only adults will be allowed to receive delivery orders, and those who appear to be under age 19 will have to present two pieces of identification. Recipients will also have to provide their name and signature to take delivery.

In addition to the new delivery system, the government is removing security verification requirements for workers in the non-medical marijuana industry.

The Public Safety Ministry says in a statement that it has completed security screening on more than 7,000 prospective workers since 2018 and hasn’t identified any significant risk of links to organized crime.


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