The City of Revelstoke is seeking public input on cannabis production and sales in Revelstoke in order to create a bylaw prior to the upcoming federal legalisation in October. (File photo)

City of Revelstoke seeking public input on cannabis bylaw

The City of Revelstoke wants your input on what local cannabis production and sales should look like come federal legalization in October.

As part of the planning process, the city has released a fact sheet and is conducting a survey.

“The intent of this project is to get ahead of impending legalization and ensure proper zoning and associated regulation (i.e. business licensing, Clean Air Bylaw) is in place for cannabis-related businesses, ” said the city’s news release.

Regulations will cover where cannabis-related businesses can locate as well as additional requirements for municipal approval, such as buffers from facilities catering to you, application processing fees and distances from other cannabis-related facilities.

This is part of the process promised by city council earlier this year when they passed a bylaw making production and sales of cannabis illegal in Revelstoke.

“This bylaw proposes an interim prohibition on specific land uses including cannabis dispensaries both recreational and medical, commercial cannabis manufacturing and production, and it also clarifies that horticulture, where permitted, will not include the growing of cannabis at this time,” said Nigel Whitehead, director of development services, at a council meeting in May.

The intent behind that bylaw was to allow city staff time to consult with the community and develop regulations on what can and can’t be done as well as where businesses can operate in the city.

READ MORE: City of Revelstoke approves interim ban on commercial cannabis sales and production

In order to develop the new bylaw before legalization on Oct. 17, the survey will be closing Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. and the bylaw is scheduled to come before council for first reading on Sept. 18, second reading and the public hearing are scheduled for Oct. 9 and adoption is scheduled for the Oct. 11 meeting.

For more information from the city go here. For answers to frequently asked questions, go here.

RELATED: Columbia Shuswap Regional District approves cannabis related businesses policy



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

New conservation officer in Revelstoke – for now

Zeb Martin has primarliy been hired for monitoring caribou closures

Revelstoke Rod and Gun club supports fishing proposal with conditions

The proposal considers reopening Revelstoke Reach of the Columbia Reach to angling

Jocelyn’s Jottings: A postive take on resolutions

In the last column I wrote I looked back on 2018. This… Continue reading

Growls and Hugs for Jan. 16

Someone or something got your hackles up? Or maybe someone made you… Continue reading

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 16

125 Years Ago: Kootenay Star, Jan. 13, 1894 Three feet of snow… Continue reading

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store

The first brick-and-mortar government retail location opened in Kamloops on Oct. 17

B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close

Crab Park Chowdery will be shutting down Jan. 20

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver joins cities like Los Angeles and London

Caribou herd disappears from Kootenays after last cow relocated

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

‘I never said there was no collusion,’ Trump lawyer says

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘never said there was no collusion’

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Most Read