The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is seeking input from the community on the proposed Cannabis Retail framework.
Guided by the Official Community Plan, the policy will provide regulatory direction, guide applications, and provide consistency in decision-making to permit cannabis retail establishments in Whistler.
The RMOW currently prohibits the retail sale of cannabis through the Zoning Bylaw.
However, at the December 7 meeting, Council directed staff to proceed with consultation for the development of a framework to regulate the sale of retail cannabis in Whistler. Input will compiled in an engagement summary and used to inform Cannabis Retail regulatory framework, to be presented to Council in the spring of 2022.
“Cannabis retail has been a long-standing topic of discussion within Whistler since the Cannabis Act was first introduced in 2018,” said Mayor Jack Crompton. “We look forward to hearing from the community so we can develop a cannabis retail policy that is reflective of our values and vision for Whistler.”
To learn more about the Cannabis Retail Policy development and to access the engagement portal visit whistler.ca/CannabisRetail.