Cannabis

Cannabis Regulations in the District of Peachland

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis was legalized nationally under the Federal Cannabis Act. Additional cannabis infused products including edibles and beverages are expected to be legalized on October 17, 2019.

In British Columbia, the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch oversees retail sales of recreational cannabis as per the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, Cannabis Distribution Act and the Cannabis Control and Licensing Regulations. Municipalities in BC have the authority to regulate specific aspects of recreational cannabis including production, retail sales and public consumption through Municipal Bylaws including Zoning, Business Licensing, and Parks/Public Space regulations.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

  • Retail Cannabis Stores

  • The initial application period for Non-Medicinal Cannabis Retail Stores is open from September 9, 2020 to October 31, 2020 at 4 pm.

    Complete application packages received during this period will be evaluated as outlined in Council's Policy PRO-145 - Non-Medicinal Cannabis Store Evaluation. The Policy outlines the information required to be submitted along with a complete Business Licence Application.

    Once the initial application period has closed, submitted applications will be evaluated and presented to Council for consideration in selecting two (2) Non-Medicinal Cannabis Retail Stores to be located within the District. Successful applicants will receive a resolution of support for their application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch for a Retail Cannabis Store Licence. Applications that are unsuccessful will receive a 50% refund of the application fee paid to the District for consideration of their application.


  • Cannabis Processing Facilities
  • Cannabis Cultivation Facilities
  • There is no initial application period for cannabis cultivation or processing facilities. Applications can be made to the District by submitting a completed Business Licence Application package. Submitted applications will be processed and issued in accordance with the District's bylaws.

    Please note, additional applications may be required for your specific application including a Building Permit Application and/or a Development Permit Application. For information on what applications and information is required for your specific proposal please contact Matt Faucher at mfaucher@peachland.ca or by phone at (250) 767-3705.

Peachland Cannabis Regulation Process

Council Report - Regional Context: April 23, 2019
Council Report - Key Decision Points: June 11, 2019
Draft Zoning Amendment Bylaw: Completed September 5, 2019
Zoning Amendment Bylaw Referral Period: September 6, 2019 to October 7, 2019
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 1st & 2nd Reading: October 22, 2019
Zoning Amendment Bylaw Public Hearing: November 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers
Zoning Amendment Bylaw 3rd Reading: November 12, 2019
Draft Supporting Bylaw Amendments: In progress
  • Business Licence Bylaw No. 2274: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings received on June 23, 2020
  • Development & Licence Approval Procedures Bylaw No. 2278: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings received on July 14, 2020
  • Building Bylaw No. 2273: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings received on August 11, 2020
  • Development Applications & Licence Fees Bylaw No. 2277: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Readings received on August 11, 2020
Zoning Bylaw Amendments & Supporting Bylaws: Final Consideration & Adoption received on September 8, 2020
Accepting Non-Medicinal Cannabis Retail Store Applications: September 9, 2020
Accepting Cannabis Cultivation Applications: September 9, 2020
Accepting Cannabis Production Applications: September 9, 2020