Kelowna’s 12th cannabis store proposed

Published on June 14, 2021 by The Daily Courier

The potential storefront look of a proposed cannabis store in Kelowna.

There may soon be a dozen cannabis stores in Kelowna.

A new retail store, called District Cannabis, is proposed for the city’s downtown.

Plans submitted to the city show demolition of an existing building at 1302 St. Paul Street, just south of Clement Avenue, and its replacement by a cannabis store.

To proceed, council would have to approve rezoning the property from industrial to commercial. There is currently no date for when council will consider the matter.

There are currently 10 cannabis shops in Kelowna, four in West Kelowna, two in Lake Country, and one in Peachland, according to the provincial government. An 11th in Kelowna has been approved but has yet to open.

Kelowna’s rules for cannabis stores include having them at least 500 metres apart, 150 metres from certain parks, 150 meters from elementary schools, and 500 metres from middle and high schools.

However, council can, and has, granted variances to these requirements.

A restaurant called Le Petite Maison once operated on the property.

Republished with permission from The Daily Courier