Following a recent complaint, Island Health provided some direction with regard to the distribution of marijuana edibles. We sent the following letter to marijuana dispensaries within our service delivery area: Letter to Dispensaries March 29, 2017.
Within Island Health, the Health Protection and Environmental Health Services department includes Medical Health Officers, Environmental Health Officers and others. These individuals have been delegated authority to administer provincial legislation such as the Public Health Act ( [SBC 2008] CHAPTER 28) and the Food Premises Regulation (B.C. Reg. 210/99 O.C. 774/99 ), and to take action intended to facilitate compliance.
For additional information regarding the sale of marijuana in Canada and what is and is not permitted under our existing regulatory framework, contact the Office of Medical Cannabis.
Last updated April 6, 2017.