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Open house on cannabis regulations goes Wednesday night

POWELL RIVER, B.C. – Resident are invited to share their thoughts, and learn more about recreational cannabis regulations at an open house Wednesday night.

Government lawyer with Lidstone and Company, Sara Dublinsky, will host a presentation at the meeting, discussing legalization.

Dublinsky will cover federal and provincial authority. She will also be outlining local government authority and options for regulations. Some of these options include:

  • Council approval for each application after public consultation
  • Zoning; prohibit or limit the number and/or location of outlets
  • Hours of operation/security
  • Public consumption
  • Business licenses
  • Public consultation process

The meeting is scheduled to take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre on Wednesday, May 9th.

A second meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 16th at the Max Cameron Theatre, while a third gathering is slated for Tuesday, May 22nd at the Italian Community Club Hall.

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There will be a question and answer period at each meeting.

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