Legal Cannabis Tops Packed Agenda at Annual Meeting of B.C.’s Municipal Leaders

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Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang said municipalities have largely been ignored by the federal government, which has so far taken a “father-knows-best approach.” Municipalities in British Columbia are clamouring to have a say in the marijuana policies they believe will fall largely on their shoulders to enforce when pot becomes legal next summer.

Vancouver Coun. Kerry Jang, who is also the city’s point person on marijuana, said municipalities have largely been ignored by the federal government, which has so far taken a “father-knows-best approach.”

“I think it’s a bit of snobbery or haughtiness on the part of the federal government,” Jang said.

“The rubber hits the road with us. We’ll be the ones having to regulate, enforce whatever the federal laws are through our police, through our zoning, through our business licence processing.”

Local government representatives are gathering in Vancouver this week for their annual Union of B.C. Municipalities convention, and at the top of the agenda is a push to get municipalities at the table in developing the regulatory framework around legalized cannabis.

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Vancouver Sun – September 24, 2017.

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