Summerland ready for marijuana sales

Zoning allows retail sales in downtown and at shopping centre

The municipality of Summerland is ready for marijuana legalization with a bylaw and policy in place governing retail sales of cannabis.

Linda Tynan, Summerland’s chief administrative officer, said the municipality’s zoning bylaw allows retail sales of marijuana in the downtown commercial area and at the Summerfair Shopping Centre.

However, the municipality’s policy also places limitations on the retail sales of marijuana. Tynan said stores will not be allowed close to schools or other places where children gather.

Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

“The province will not allow opening any that we say no to,” Tynan said.

She added that there are no limits on the number of marijuana retail shops allowed within Summerland, nor are there limits on how close one shop may be to another. She said the market will play a factor in determining how many applications and how many retail shops will eventually operate within the community.

At present, there are no marijuana sales applications before Summerland’s municipal staff, but Tynan anticipates some will be coming.

“We know there are sellers interested in getting their licenses from the province,” she said.

A provincial license and municipal approval are both required before a store is allowed to open up.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Concert raised funds for Agur Lake Camp

Tim Nutt was headline act at Comedy Night Fundraiser in Summerland

Summerland music promoter wins national award

Paul Biro honoured at 2019 CCMA Awards in Calgary

PET OF THE WEEK: Teddy wants a quiet home of his own

Older cat enjoys evenings spent binge-watching Bonanza

Fill a bag and help those in the South Okanagan in need

The annual B.C. Thanksgiving Food Drive takes place this week in Penticton and Summerland

‘I shouldn’t have done it,’ Trudeau says of brownface photo

Trudeau says he also wore makeup while performing a version of a Harry Belafonte song

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized due to behavioural issues, BCSPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

Vernon race organizer head-butted by homeless man won’t be stopped

Man arrested after allegedly stealing race flags, assaulting woman in Kalamalka Lake park

Penticton man with multiple driving infractions loses appeal on ‘harsh’ sentence

Driver has been convicted multiple times, including for criminal negligence causing death

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

WHL action returns to Okanagan, Rockets GM anxious for season’s start

Big off-season changes, the Memorial Cup; it’s all coming together for Bruce Hamilton

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

Most Read