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City of Kamloops not budging six meters to approve cannabis store development variance permit

A view from the inside of the B.C. Cannabis Store.
February 26, 2019 - 2:58 PM

KAMLOOPS - Kamloops city council unanimously denied a development variance permit for a retail cannabis store that's too close to another one — by six metres. 

City bylaws say stores must be separated by a minimum of 100 metres and the application for 234 Victoria Street is only 94 meters away from the already-approved retail cannabis store location at 240 Lansdowne Street.

Staff recommended Kamloops city councillors reject the application today, Feb. 26, and they quickly agreed without much comment.

The city has already reduced the number of meters allowed between stores form 150 meters, and 300 meters before that. 

Denying the permit means the applicant cannot develop at that location but has no effect on the retail cannabis store application itself.


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