Regulating Medical Marijuana-Related Businesses

The City of Victoria is exploring regulations for the operation of medical marijuana-related businesses. The purpose of the regulations is to reduce community impacts of these businesses, while maintaining access to medical marijuana.

Over the course of the last year, there has been a significant increase in the number of marijuana-related businesses operating in the Victoria. It is estimated there are currently at least 38 medical marijuana-related businesses, with approximately 35 of these operating as storefront medical marijuana retailers.

On July 28, 2016, staff presented several bylaws to Council that would regulate the business licence and land use aspects of marijuana-related businesses. The City is now seeking additional feedback on two of the proposed regulations. 

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