Tisdale council approves zoning bylaw for cannabis store

By Aaron Schulze
July 24, 2018 - 12:59pm Updated: July 24, 2018 - 5:37pm

Ahead of recreational marijuana being legalized in Canada on October 17, Tisdale council voted to pass the zoning bylaw for cannabis stores during their council meeting on Monday, July 23.

The main regulation for cannabis stores is they must remain at least 150 metres away from schools, daycares, and playgrounds while production facilities aren't allowed to have outside storage.

Discussions about a business license fee for cannabis stores haven't come up in council meeting, although Town Administrator Brad Hvidston said if it were to be the same as other commercial businesses in Tisdale it would be $30.

In comparison, Prince Albert continues to ponder a business license fee of $30,000.

The town of Tisdale will have one licensed recreational cannabis retailer, although a store location has yet to be be announced.

Editor's note: This article has been amended to reflect Prince Albert council's latest discussions Tuesday afternoon which continued to look for a $30,000 licence fee despite a staff recommendation of  $10,000.

 

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