Council supports four cannabis store applications

City council lent their support to four separate applications for cannabis retail stores on Monday night.

Council approved a three year temporary-use permit and supported for Epik Products Inc., and supported the company’s application to the B.C. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for a retail cannabis licence.

“I will support this. It’s a legal business selling a legal product,” Coun. Brian Skakun said. “It’s a group of individuals who are investing in the downtown.”

It was the company’s second time before council seeking a temporary-use permit for its proposed shop at 356 George St.

Council rejected a previous application on Sept. 14.

Mayor Lyn Hall said he toured the site, along with other members of council, and came away with a different viewpoint. Hall voted against the application on Sept. 14, raising concerns about the number of cannabis stores downtown – including Grasshopper Retail Inc., located a block away.

“I was very interested in having my safety…

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