The current laws in BC were last updated in 2016 by the BC Liberal party, and have not aged well in the eyes of many concerned parents that Dix continued to reference.
Dix says that the current licensing program allows over 93, 000 retailers to sell vaping related products on an everyday basis. Dix was asked about imposing a limit to retailers able to sell products similar to that of cannabis, with his response claiming a limit is one of the key points that the minister is willing to change.
Federally, the updated regulations are in the drafting stage but with an election now taking over priority of the federal cabinet ministers, it would be “delayed in action.”
Dix told media prior to the campaign starting, the office of Canadian Minister of Health Marie Ginette Petitpas Taylor did reach out apologizing for the red light.