“Will Canada Put Weed on the Same Shelves as Booze?” -Daily Beast

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Summary: ‘ “We think that by using the earlier existing liquor store model, the government is going to be able to offer an efficient, consumer-friendly environment just where you’ve experienced, responsible and formative staff with expertise in selling controlled substances handling these transactions,” Guignard said. “When it comes to BC, I don’t think we’ll ever in the past history of mankind see liquor stores selling marijuana, because it’s very wrong, and it doesn’t belong there,” Cheyne, whose shops operate under the Leaf Compassion banner, said while chilling in his newly opened Terp City consumption lounge on Douglas Street, central Victoria’s main drag. “They’ll have an easier time in other provinces that don’t have such a rich past history in cannabis.” Kyle Cheyne, who employs more than 100 people at his five cannabis dispensaries, and three consumption lounges on Vancouver Island, agrees that such a proposal shall be a tough sell in British Columbia.

“What the provinces are going to do with these retail cannabis sales is a big question mark,” said Chessa, general manager of operations at Vancouver-based Abattis Bioceuticals Corp, a publicly traded company that runs Health Canada-certified cannabis testing facility Northern Vine Labs. “You already have a distribution chain in place, and a set of stores that have been background checked and authorized to sell a controlled substance,” said Ryan, adding that the cannabis sales could might possibly take place in a different kinds room, away from the alcohol transactions. “No one does that in the United States and you don’t want these two intoxicants sitting beside each and every other on the shelf.” But as new British Columbia Premier John Horgan supports the sale of recreational cannabis at liquor stores, the province’s thriving cannabis private industry seems solidified against the proposal. While almost all of the legal world has opted to sell retail weed in pot-specific storefronts, aka dispensaries, and pot shops, British Columbia and other provinces are being urged by liquor store owners to sell marijuana inside earlier existing liquor stores.

Jay Ryan owns Buffy’s Pub and Liquor Store in Sooke, an hour west of Victoria and he’s actively pushing to be able to sell adult-use cannabis in his bottle shop. “Legalizing it’s his job and he’s doing that but regulating and controlling it are boxes we shall be able to check pretty easily.” ABLE BC is one of the primary groups in back of the push in British Columbia to sell adult-use pot in liquor stores….Read The Full Article Here

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