B.C.'s first provincially-approved cannabis store is in Kamloops. (Valérie Gamache/RDI)

B.C.’s first provincially-approved cannabis store is in Kamloops. (Valérie Gamache/RDI)

A gram of cannabis will cost British Columbians will be anywhere from $6.99 to $13.99 when legal sales start on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

The province said cannabis will be sold for between $6.99 and $13.99 per gram, not including tax. The price depends on the product.

The provincial website for online cannabis sales will be live at 12:01 a.m. The website is https://www.bccannabisstores.com but only shows a Coming Soon message at this time.

B.C. residents 19 years or older can buy from the website and the cannabis will be delivered via Canada Post. There will be a $10 shipping fee for every order and orders will be shipped within 48 business hours.

The first (and currently only) licensed cannabis retail store will open in Kamloops at 10 a.m. PDT. The store, located in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre, will have 24 cannabis consultants standing by to serve. The store will feature about 85 dried-flower strains of cannabis plus a selection of oils, capsules and pre-rolls approved by Health Canada.

Additional licensed cannabis retail stores are set to be open 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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