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