Three more applications to open cannabis retail stores in Delta will be on council’s public hearing agenda this coming Tuesday.
One of the application’s is by Imagine Cannabis, proposing to open a non-medical cannabis store at the Ladner Centre shopping mall.
The operation on Ladner Trunk Road would include a 608-square-foot retail storefront and 285-square-feet for office and storage. It is proposed to be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The owner is also proposing to undertake some site improvements to comply with recommendations from Delta Police.
The other application by Queensborough Cannabis would see a store open in a unit in the Scott 72 Centre shopping centre, located at Scott Road and 72 Avenue in North Delta.
The other application by Paul Sahota would see a cannabis shop open at the Tidewater Pub and liquor store at 10190 River Road. That proposed cannabis dispensary would be operated under the business name Kushi Cannabis Co.
The public hearing takes place on Tuesday, June 7 at 5 p.m. at Delta City Hall. The meeting can also be viewed online, where the public can also participate and provide their views.
Council at its Monday, May 30 meeting granted final approval for two proposed Tsawwassen cannabis stores, both located in the area of 56th Street and 12th Avenue.
One of the approved rezoning applications is by Queensborough Cannabis Co. for a vacant retail outlet at a strip mall at 1274 56 St.
The other application is by Imagine Cannabis for a unit at Bayside Village Mall at 1179 56 St.
The city could end up with nine cannabis stores if all the applications currently in the system are approved and join the applications that have already been approved.
The city currently has a moratorium on accepting and considering any further applications, however.
Applications to open cannabis stores require approval from the province’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch as well as the blessing of host local governments.