Lots of interest in possible Princeton pot shops

Princeton town hall has received several inquires recently from people interested in setting up pot shops to serve local residents.

However the municipality is not ready to roll out its plans for the legal sale of marijuana products just yet.

“We’ve had some interest for sure and we’ve kind of put them on hold because we are developing our policies and procedures,” said acting CAO Lyle Thomas.

“We’ve had five or six inquiries. I guess for a small town that’s pretty significant.”

The town held a public forum on legalization – which came into effect in October – last fall, and the overwhelming majority of those attending supported at least one retail location in Princeton.

While these establishments will be ultimately licensed by the province, municipalities have the ability to block applications.

“Everyone is just kind of reviewing it right now,” said Thomas. “All of that is under review – the number of stores, the locations of stores, what that means for zoning and how it would be governed.”

Staff is presently examining the models being developed by other communities, hoping to draw from their best practices, he added.

Thomas said the matter will likely come before council this spring.

“We will unveil something to council and let them review it and give us direction.”

To report a typo, email:
publisher@similkameenspotlight.com
.



andrea.demeer@similkameenspotlight.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

$45K in donations received after Pitt Meadows woman, man die in Tulameen

Sarah MacDermid, 31, and Casey Bussiere, 37, died August long weekend

Former Summerlander receives Emmy nomination for makeup work

Lucky Bromhead recognized for her work with Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek

Morning Start: High heels were first designed for men

Your morning start for Monday, Aug. 10, 2020

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

EDITORIAL: Managing wildfires

Wildfires have the potential to cause significant damage within our province

B.C. records 30-50 new COVID-19 cases a day over weekend, no new deaths

Many of those testing positive were identified by contact tracing for being linked to other confirmed infections

UFO trackers set their sights on Revelstoke skies

Rob Freeman UFO World Explorer and crew went up Sale Mountain

Famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer brings movements of joy to Long Beach

Infamous dancer is exploring Vancouver Island, visiting the B.C. Legislature and other destinations

Battle of Fairy Creek: blockade launched to save Vancouver Island old-growth

‘Forest Defenders’ occupy road to prevent logging company from reaching Port Renfrew-area watershed

COVID-19 could mean curtains for film and TV extras

Background performers worry they’re being replaced by mannequins on film and TV sets

Vernon officer returns soccer ball and boy’s smile

RCMP officer retrieves errant ball, returns it to five-year-old with cruiser lights flashing

Laid-off B.C. hotel workers begin hunger strike demanding job protection

Laid-off workers not sure what they’ll do when government support programs end

‘Huckleberry’ the bear killed after B.C. residents admit to leaving garbage out for videos

North Shore Black Bear Society said it was local residents who created a ‘death sentence’ for bear

Researchers find cannabis use in pregnancy linked to greater risk of autism

Researchers caution findings only show association — not cause and effect

Most Read