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.
District Council has provided direction that Staff conduct a review of the District's Bylaws and develop proposed amendments to establish a regulatory framework for cannabis in Peachland. As part of this process, the community was asked for their opinion on several key questions relating to the sale and cultivation of cannabis in the 2019 Citizens' Survey. The results of the survey were presented to Council on June 11, 2019 and will guide the development of the District's cannabis regulatory framework. The proposed Bylaw amendments are anticipated to be considered by Council and at Public Hearing in the fall of 2019.
NOTE - THE DISTRICT IS CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:
Once amending Bylaws and regulations are approved by Council, the District will release information on the application process and an initial application intake period.