Media Release -Feedback on Local Regulations Related to the Legalization of Cannabis
Cannabis in Canada will be legal for recreational use as early as late summer 2018. Residents of Castlegar are being asked their input on future zoning and regulations related to legalization of cannabis within City limits. These regulations, along with Provincial and Federal laws, will control the future of retail outlets, public consumption and personal cultivation of cannabis. “The City is seeking a general understanding of residents views prior to developing municipal cannabis regulations this summer”, says Phil Markin, Director of Development Services at the City of Castlegar. A survey will be held online for two weeks from May 23rd-June 7th.
In addition to the online survey, City staff will host a meeting for businesses in Castlegar on May 23rd to hear their specific concerns. As well, the City will host a public meeting on the evening of May 24th for residents to come out and learn more, ask questions, and share concerns.