Staff support cannabis store

Staff with the District of Summerland are recommending council support the application of a cannabis retail storefront within the strip mall near the entrance of town.

The owners of Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange are proposing to open a cannabis storefront at 9-7519 Prairie Valley Road under the banner, Green Gaia Cannabis Co.

A report going before council Monday states the school district and RCMP have not voiced any concerns about the application.

“The proposal is further than 50 walkable metres of any community/youth centres, libraries, schools, parks or playgrounds and the storefront is not highly visible from any of the adjacent highways,” development manager Kevin Taylor said.

The store would feature a public area of 234 square feet with operating hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week — similar to the hours of the nearby liquor store.

If council approves the storefront on Monday it will be the first green-lit by a local government in the Okanagan. It’s unclear how long it would take the provincial government to grant final approval afterwards.

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