|Prince Rupert is one step closer towards retail sales for cannabis
with the City of Prince Rupert forwarding an application for a
store in the old Manson's Jewellers location to the province for action
Prince Rupert residents patiently awaiting the arrival of retail options for the purchase of cannabis are getting closer to some kind of an answer, with two applications now in the hands of the Provincial regulator for final approval.
At Monday evening's City Council session, Prince Rupert Council approved the application from Clarity Cannabis for a proposed retail store on Third Avenue West, to be located in the old Manson's Jewellers storefront.
At Monday's session the City's Manager of Community Development Hans Seidemann provided one final look at the application for Council prior to their vote, making note that the city had received only three responses to the request for comments and that the applicant had compiled with all of the requirements that the process calls for,
Councillor Nick Adey added some insight into the process as well, noting that the duty to consult with the public is that of the proponent and not the city's and how all the proper steps had been taken.
You can review Mr. Seidemann's report from page seven of Monday's Agenda, and view his presentation to Council below, starting at the 56 minute mark.
The Clarity Application joins that of The High Culture Shop as awaiting final approval from the provincial authorities, though a timeline towards when that decision is expected is not known.
Both proponents are hoping for a quick approval process in order to launch their commercial plans for the region.
You can examine some of the documentation related to the two applications from the City of Prince Rupert website here.
Further notes on the arrival of the Cannabis industry on the North Coast can be explored from our archive page.