Banff to accept pot shop applications beginning Nov. 1 – Calgary

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The City of Banff is continuing with plans to permit hashish retail retailers within the vacationer city however not with out restrictions.

Outlets should be greater than 30 metres aside, the city says.

A draw will likely be held within the occasion applicant places are inside 30 metres of one another. Additionally, hashish shops can’t face the road in Banff. Mayor Karen Sorensen stated that was determined due to conflicting guidelines.

“It wasn’t the intention of tucking them away by way of hiding them,” she stated on Thursday. “It’s actually… that the AGLC (Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Hashish Fee) required home windows of hashish shops [to] be coated the place Banff’s land-use bylaw says you’ll want to see into the shop.”

The city will likely be accepting functions for hashish retail retailers your complete month of November. Functions will then go to the planning fee and naturally there’s the attraction course of.

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Hashish retail chain Starbuds already has retail house in Banff and their indicators in place, they’re simply ready now for the inexperienced mild to maneuver ahead.

“It’s coming to ski season and the city of Banff is one we wish to be sure we’re serving the group… particularly the vacationer group that comes via right here, giving them their first world-class expertise… with authorized Hashish,” Starbuds Graeam Hawkins stated.

Starbuds is hoping to be authorized and open in Banff by December however the city’s mayor stated she is anticipating the primary retailer to open early within the new 12 months.

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