Public and private liquor stores in British Columbia have the strongest track record of checking identification, are an age-controlled environment where children are prohibited and contribute substantial tax revenue to our provincial government.
The release of the report by the Federal Task Force on Marijuana Legislation is a welcome step towards the legalization of marijuana in 2017. When marijuana is legalized it needs to be done in the most socially responsible way possible. Our stores provide a highly regulated and proven system for accessing controlled substances. The cost, time and risk associated with trying to reinvent this system are not worth the risk.