The City of Kamloops could be a busy place this week, as marijuana is legalized on October 17.
A number of municipalities took a cautious approach in getting things ready ahead of legalization, but Kamloops was an exception.
Kamloops Business Licence Inspector David Jones is not surprised that Kamloops will have the only government run store to begin with.
“The city took it upon themselves to slowly change their zoning bylaws and business licence bylaws and other legislation locally, to get ready for this day,” added Jones. “Yeah, we’re ready.”
“With all hope, city council passes that resolution on Tuesday, in anticipation of the store opening on Wednesday.”
That application concerns the approval of the BC government run cannabis store, Jones added there are more in the pipeline.
“I don’t believe they have secured those locations, that’s why we’re not bringing those applications forward on Tuesday,” Jones noted. “This one ready to go, they secured a location with the tenant.”
“There’s a couple of private store applications coming to council on October 30.”
Jones added even if those private stores are approved on the 30th, they likely won’t be ready to open right away.