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Penticton begins processing first batch of retail cannabis applications

February 05, 2019 - 5:01 PM

PENTICTON - The initial application window for those wishing to open cannabis retail outlets in Penticton has closed, leaving the city with a total of 11 applications to process.

The city announced in a press release issued today, Feb. 5, it was ready to begin processing the applications received in the first window, which closed on Feb. 1.

Notifications and signage are being prepared by the city to provide residents with information about the locations of the applications as public discussion begins.

“We anticipate bringing forth recommendations on the proposed locations to council in mid-April,” city planning manager Blake Laven says in the release.

Property owners within 45 metres of a proposed location will receive a notice in the mail and signs will be installed at each of the locations.

A map of locations and a summary of the applications will be published at the city's website:

The city says it is planning several activities in the next few weeks to inform the community, in addition to notifying residents of the start of the two-week public comment process once notices are in place, expected in the third week of February.

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