British Columbians will pay between $6.99 and $13.99 per gram, plus tax, when the provinces first pot shop opens in Kamloops on Wednesday.

The province says non-medical cannabis will be sold in its official BC Cannabis store and online to B.C. residents 19 years or older.

The website which currently shows a “coming soon” message will be rolled out at midnight.

Online orders will be delivered via Canada Post and shipped within 48 hours of order. A $10 shipping fee will be added to every order regardless of where you live in the province.

Canada Post carriers will undertake age-verification checks for customers who appear to be under the age of 25. If age verification fails, the product will be returned and full purchase price and associated taxes will be refunded.

“As the wholesale distributor of non-medical cannabis to public and private retail stores, the LDB applies a 15% mark-up on the landed cost of cannabis to arrive at an average wholesale price ranging $5 per gram to $60 per gram, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch told Victoria Buzz in a separate email.  “These averages include the $1 federal excise tax.”

The first (and currently only) licensed cannabis BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops is set to open at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The store, located in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre, will feature about 85 dried-flower strains of cannabis plus a selection of oils, capsules and pre-rolled joints.

Additional private dispensaries will be licensed in the coming months.

Private and public retailers will be allowed to sell dried cannabis, cannabis oils, capsules and seeds that comply with federal requirements. These stores may also sell cannabis accessories, as defined in the federal Cannabis Act, such as rolling papers, pipes and bongs.

 

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