Monday, December 11, 2017

Council to host Public Hearing on Marijuana zoning prohibition tonight

Prince Rupert City Council's plan to extend their current zoning bylaw prohibition on commercial marijuana operations will be the subject of a public Hearing tonight, with residents of the city offered the opportunity to share their thoughts on the path that Council wishes to take.

With the Federal and Provincial Governments still working out their time lines when it comes to the new policies related to Marijuana, the city finds itself in a holding pattern on how to approach the local issue and bylaw requirements.

While they await further news on those federal and provincial policies, the city's course of action to be recommended again tonight is one of extending the current prohibition until at least July of 2018, by which time it's expected that the senior levels of Government will have provided more guidance on their plans.

The city launched its review of the issue for 2017 back in January when they received a report from Hans Seidemann, the City's manager of Community Development.

You can review some of their progress on the theme below:

January -- Prince Rupert Council to tackle issue of Commercial Marijuana dispensaries at Monday Session
January -- Prince Rupert plans for Pot Shop Prohibition for one year
February -- City's one year commercial marijuana prohibition plan is the focus for Public Hearing next week
February -- Public Hearing offers community feedback as Prince Rupert council moves forward on marijuana plans
March -- Council takes note of complaints related to Medicinal Grow Op smells
November -- Council to hear request to extend Marijuana Operations prohibition Bylaw until July 2018
November  -- Council to take pulse of Community on Pot zoning at Public hearing December 11th

The public can offer up their feedback on the issue at 7PM tonight

For more items related to this evening's City Council session see our preview page here.

For more items related to City Council discussions see our archive page here.

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