City council lent their support to four separate applications for cannabis retail stores on Monday night.
Council approved a three year temporary-use permit and supported for Epik Products Inc., and supported the company’s application to the B.C. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for a retail cannabis licence.
“I will support this. It’s a legal business selling a legal product,” Coun. Brian Skakun said. “It’s a group of individuals who are investing in the downtown.”
It was the company’s second time before council seeking a temporary-use permit for its proposed shop at 356 George St.
Council rejected a previous application on Sept. 14.
Mayor Lyn Hall said he toured the site, along with other members of council, and came away with a different viewpoint. Hall voted against the application on Sept. 14, raising concerns about the number of cannabis stores downtown – including Grasshopper Retail Inc., located a block away.
“I was very interested in having my safety…