John Horgan suggests dispensaries make B.C. well-positioned for marijuana legalization


October 18, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News


Premier John Horgan has hinted again that British Columbia’s growing number of illegal marijuana dispensaries could have a role to play when recreational use of the drug is made legal next summer.

Mr. Horgan, who in the past has voiced support for bringing existing operators on board, seemed to suggest on Tuesday that B.C.’s robust marijuana industry means the province is already well-positioned to begin legal retail sales by the federal government’s July 1 target.

“We have, in some parts of the Lower Mainland, more dispensaries than we do Starbucks,” the Premier told reporters in Ottawa as he headed into a meeting of first ministers.

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