The Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction said that the ban will come into effect from September 18.
British Columbia has banned the use of illegal drugs on playgrounds, spray pools, wading pools and skate parks.
The British Columbia government says it has received approval from Health Canada to ban the possession and use of illegal drugs in certain public places where families and children gather.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction said that the ban will come into effect from September 18.
It shall be illegal to possess drugs within 15 meters of a playground, wading pool or skate park.
Police will be able to enforce the B.C. Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in such areas, even though the federal government had given the state an exemption from the drug law six months ago.
Meanwhile, Mayor Ken Sim said that with this move, families will feel safer in these public places.
Minister Jennifer Whiteside said she requested the amendment from Health Canada to ensure we are prepared to fight the drug-addiction crisis and save lives.
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