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SEVERAL RETAIL STORES ARE PENDING APPROVAL TO SPECIAL C9 ZONES

 

A proposed cannabis retails sales outlet site on Yale Rd. in Chilliwack.

 

 

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hree cannabis retail stores are currently listed as being in the process of getting a licence to operate in Chilliwack and one in Yarrow.

It's not an easy. There's a long list of prerequisites from security to a $10,000 licence fee for anyone who wants to open a store. The first thing that needs to be done is that the property the company plans on setting up on must be zoned C9. The stores also have to be away from schools at least 300 meters from schools and playgrounds as well as supportive serives housing that helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access and maintain stable housing, health and well-being.

In 2017, the City of Chilliwack fined Wee Medical $44,000 for what they said was an illegal retail operation.

Former mayor Sharon Gaetz at the time said she felt they were "jumping the gun" before the law was changed October 17, 2018 to allow recreational marijuana use in Canada.

Julie Henderson, Stonewater Ventures, one of the former Wee Medical operators busted in 2016 for selling marijuana without a licence, made an application on June 12, 2018 with the City to rezone the property at 45506 Yale Rd from a CSM (Service Commercial-Industrial) Zone to a C9 (Cannabis Retail) Zone to facilitate a future cannabis retail store. That application is still pending.


A proposed cannabis retails sales outlet site on Young Rd. in Chilliwack.


Madeline Peters, BPRAK Cannabis, has made an application to open a retail store 8810 Young Rd. That application is currently on hold.

Erin Leary, The Central Cannabis Company, 42220 Yarrow Central Rd. has made an application to the City which is still pending rezoning to C9.
 

A proposed cannabis retails sales outlet site on Yarrow Central.


In 2018, prior to the legalization of pot, the City created a new C9 (Cannabis Retail) Zone within Zoning Bylaw 2001, No. 2800 to "permit the retail sales of cannabis or cannabis accessories as lawfully permitted and authorized under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act." Additionaly, a the term "Marihuana" Retail was replaced with Cannabis Retail "to ensure consistency with Federal and Provincial Acts and Regulations."

Another outlet has been proposed in the Heritage Park area.

 

 

 


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