Tisdale council to finalize zoning bylaw for cannabis store

By Aaron Schulze
July 3, 2018 - 1:27pm Updated: July 3, 2018 - 6:10pm

The Town of Tisdale’s council meeting on July 23 will also serve as a public hearing as the proposed zoning bylaw for marijuana stores is expected to be finalized. The town will have one licensed recreational cannabis retailer.

One of the key elements in the proposed bylaw is focused on children. If approved, cannabis stores must remain at least 150 meters away from schools, daycares, and playgrounds.

Tisdale Town Administrator Brad Hvidston told northeastNOW he doesn’t expect the public hearing to be large.

“I haven’t heard anything out in the public, any vocal debate, or anyone who seems upset about it,” Hvidston said.

Discussions about a business license fee for the cannabis store aren't expected to come up in the meeting, although Hvidston said if it were to be the same as other commercial businesses in Tisdale it would be $30.

Prince Albert is pondering a business license fee of $30,000.

A store location has yet to be be announced.

 

-- With files from the Canadian Press

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