7 things you need to know about the legal sale and use of pot in B.C.


A woman exhales while smoking a joint during the annual 420 marijuana rally on Parliament hill on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Ottawa. The British Columbia government has set 19 as the minimum age to legally possess, purchase and consume marijuana in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The British Columbia government has announced details of how marijuana will be sold and regulated in the province once the federal government makes it legal later this year. Here’s a list of proposed regulations:

— Pot will be sold in public and private stores, not where liquor or tobacco are sold.

— Personal possession of non-medicinal marijuana for people who are at least 19 will be limited to 30 grams.

— Marijuana smoking will be allowed in public places where tobacco smoking or vaping is permitted, but not in parks or beaches where children would go.

— Adults will be permitted to grow up to four plants per household, but landlords are allowed to prohibit cultivation.

— A 90-day driving ban will apply to anyone caught driving while drug-impaired, and the province will increase training for law enforcement officers to recognize impairment.

— A registration process will be launched for people applying for a cannabis retail licence, but licences will not be issued without the support of local governments.

— The changes are expected to be introduced in the spring legislative session.