The legalization of cannabis seems to have had the desired effect on illegal pot shops in Kamloops.
It was estimated there was between 10 to 12 unlicensed dispensaries operating in the tournament capital before legalization on October 17th.
But City Business Licence Inspector & Property Use Coordinator David Jones says that number is down.
“Monday, I did a tour of the town,” he said. “Out of the 12 that were originally open, the dispensaries, I noticed only three of them open.I’m not sure if the fourth one has closed their doors, or if they weren’t open for business that day.”
“So at this time, we are pretty happy that most people have abided by rules, and regulations and voluntarily closed their doors.”
Kamloops City Council will consider the first two private pot shop applications on Tuesday, October 30.