What is the City’s responsibility in cannabis sales and production?

Municipalities can set additional regulatory requirements to address issues of local concern.  

For example:

  • Restricting where cannabis can be cultivated;
  • Limit the hours that cannabis retail stores can operate or impose other conditions such as signage specifications;
  • Establishing local zoning rules for cannabis-based businesses;
  • Restricting where cannabis may be consumed (i.e. through Clean Air Bylaws); and
  • Charging applicant fees to assess applications.

If City Council approves specific zoning for non-medical, cannabis-related businesses, applicants for a retail store licence must submit a licence application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB). When an application is received, the LCRB will notify the local government of the area where the proposed store will be located. Upon receipt of notice, local governments can:

  • choose not to make any recommendation in respect of the application for a cannabis retail store licence (Note: this would end a licence application in progress because the LCRB cannot issue a licence unless the local government gives the LCRB a positive recommendation that the licence be issued).
  • choose to make comments and recommendations in respect of an application for a cannabis retail store licence.

If the local government chooses to make a comment and recommendation on the licensee’s application to the LCRB, it must gather the views of residents (this can be through public hearing, public notification period or another means).  If it makes a recommendation to deny the application, then the LCRB may not issue the licence.  

Show All Answers

1. What is the current framework for cannabis use in the City of Revelstoke?
2. What is the process the City is undertaking to prepare for cannabis legalization on October 17, 2018?
3. How can residents of Revelstoke provide in input?
4. What is the federal government’s responsibility in cannabis sales and production?
5. What is the provincial government’s responsibility in cannabis sales and production?
6. What is the City’s responsibility in cannabis sales and production?
7. Why is it important for the City to pass local regulations prior to legalization?
8. Will residents have an opportunity to provide input if new cannabis-related businesses are proposed in the City?
9. What is the City able to regulate?
10. Where will cannabis be grown?
11. Will I be able to grow cannabis at home?
12. As a londlord or as part of a strata, what are my rights in terms of restricting cannabis cultivation on my property?
13. How can I currently access cannabis for medical purposes and will this change with legalization of recreational cannabis?
14. What about all of the existing cannabis retails stores / dispensaries? Are they legal?
15. Will “cannabis cafes” be legal once cannabis is legal?
16. Will cannabis edibles (food products) be legal?
17. Who will regulate cannabis sales?
18. How will cannabis retail stores obtain their product?
19. What happens when cannabis is legalized on October 17, 2018?
20. What are the ricks of cannabis use?
21. What are the economic impacts of cannabis-related businesses?
22. How can I open a cannabis business in Revelstoke?
23. When can private retailers apply for a license?
24. How can I purchase cannabis once legalized on October 17, 2018?
25. Where can I find more information on cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes?