District now accepting cannabis applications

Joanne Layh

The District of Peachland began accepting applications for cannabis operations on Wednesday, following a Tuesday night council decision that, many months after legalization in Canada, finally opens the doors to cannabis retail and cultivation in the district.

Last month planning and economic development technician Matt Faucher introduced the last two supporting bylaws to be amended prior to opening up the application period and moving through the licensing process for cannabis retail and cultivation.

Back in June 2019, council directed staff to develop a modified business licence process for the approval and ongoing operation of recreational cannabis stores in Peachland, followed by third reading to the Cannabis Zoning Regulations Bylaw in November that triggered the need for amendments to supporting bylaws. The last of such bylaws up for amendment were the district’s current Development Application Fees Bylaw and Building…

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