A cannabis dispensary proposed for North Delta’s Scottsdale Centre is one step closer to final approval following a public hearing last month.
On Feb. 15, council unanimously gave third reading to an application to open a government-owned BC Cannabis Store inside the mall at 72nd Avenue and Scott Road.
The dispensary would be operated by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB), which also runs a liquor store in the mall, and located next door to the liquor store in the space currently occupied by Puppies, Fish & Critters.
The store would include 145 square metres (1,561 sq. ft.) of retail floor area and 102 square metres (1,098 sq. ft.) for office and storage, and employ eight to 12 people. There would be no cultivation, processing or manufacturing of cannabis products within the store, and all the products sold in the store would be packaged and sold in accordance with Health Canada requirements.
Prior to the public hearing, the city had received four pieces of correspondence in support of the application and 32 opposed, as well as one letter expressing concerns and a petition against the dispensary with 451 signatures.
Many of those opposed expressed concerns about the store’s proximity to