West Kelowna wants to know where to put the pot shops


WEST KELOWNA - Would you be alright with a pot store in the same strip mall where you pick up your groceries? And how late should the store be allowed to remain open?

It’s questions like these that make up the survey by the City of West Kelowna into what restrictions, if any, the municipality should place on retail cannabis stores once legalization kicks in October 17.

That’s when bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, becomes law allowing the recreational use of cannabis by all Canadian adults.

Beyond the broad federal guidelines, provinces and municipalities have some power to further restrict recreational sales including where they are located, distances from other businesses and institutions such as schools, plus where smoking and vaping is allowed.

The survey is available online here.

It will be open untily July 31 and copies are also available at West Kelowna City Hall.

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