The City of Quesnel has moved 1 step closer to limiting the quantity of retail cannabis shops permitted to 5.
City council held a public hearing concerning the zoning amendment bylaw to location a limit on the quantity of shops Tuesday, Oct. 22 and then gave the bylaw third reading later that evening. The City did not acquire any public written submissions about the proposed adjust, and no one spoke at the public hearing.
At the moment, 5 retail cannabis shops have been authorized in Quesnel, and this zoning amendment bylaw — which could be revisited at any time — will maintain that quantity at 5.
“All 5 cannabis retail shops are now in developing permit critique or are beneath building or just completed, as we have noticed with our Cariboo Cannabis on McLean Street,” Tanya Turner, the City’s director of improvement solutions, told council. “All shops, as effectively, have received approval in principle from the Province.”
The 5 cannabis retail shops in the city include things like 4 private shops — Cariboo Cannabis on McLean Street, which is now open Canna Northwest Enterprises on Rita Road, which has a developing permit beneath critique Flora Cannabis on Chew Road, which has a developing permit beneath critique and HIVE Cannabis Inc. on St. Laurent Avenue, which has a developing permit beneath critique. A government shop has also been authorized in the West Park Mall, and this store’s developing permit has been authorized, and it is beneath building.
Council started discussing a attainable moratorium on the quantity of shops in late August. Council gave 1st and second reading to the bylaw that permits no additional than 5 retail cannabis sales companies in the city Sept. 17. The bylaw will nevertheless require to be adopted.