The Village of Keremeos has received an application from the Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch on behalf of Quantum 1 Cannabis Corp. to open a non-medicinal cannabis retail store at 615 7th Avenue, Keremeos. A map of the proposed location can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
The proposed location is within Keremeos' C1 Commercial Zone, which is an allowable site in accordance with Keremeos Zoning Bylaw No. 778. The business proposal details state only that the proposed Hours of Sale are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Council's role at this stage of the application is to provide input into the provincial application. Should the provincial application succeed and Quantum 1 Cannabis Corp. chooses to apply for a Village of Keremeos business licnece, Council has the authority to impose specific additional conditions on the licence in the interest of public health and safety, should they feel that is necessary.
Council will consider their input to the provincial application at the Regular Council meeting on April 1, 2019. Comments were received until the end of business March 15, 2019 and will be considered by Council at their April 1, 2019 regular meeting.
For more information on cannabis legalization in BC, including the legislative framework within which the provincial licencing operates, visit https://cannabis.gov.bc.ca.