Kamloops city council to review two more retail cannabis store applications

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KAMLOOPS - Two more applications for private cannabis retail outlets are going before Kamloops city council tomorrow.

If applications get the green light from the local politicians at tomorrow's, Dec. 18, council meeting that will bring the number of city-approved cannabis stores up to seven, including the provincial government's B.C. Cannabis Store that opened on Oct. 17. The province gets the final say on the applications.

The proposed locations are at 630 Victoria St. and 205 Tranquille Rd, and each have received a single letters of opposition, according to a report going to council.

Doreen Harrison who owns a home on Victoria Street wrote to the city with concerns about the store being near her house and pointed out there has already been a cannabis store approved on Lansdowne Street.

Chad Freeman, owner of BOA Martial Arts Kamloops, wrote an email opposing the Tranquille Road location. He says he sees "enough problems with drugs and alcohol on this street" and is concerned the cannabis store will drive "good businesses" out of the city.

If you have any questions regarding the proposed cannabis stores you can contact the Planning and Development Division at 250-828-3561 or send an email to legislate@kamloops.ca.

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