The City of Fort St. John is taking a proactive and principled approach to regulating cannabis uses in our community and now has zoning regulations in place to determine the location of cannabis retail stores in the City. Staff will be monitoring and reporting on how cannabis regulation and licensing unfold in the City.
Allowing Cannabis Retail Stores
Here’s an overview of the cannabis zoning regulations:
- Definitions for ‘Cannabis’, ‘Cannabis Retail’, ‘Recreational Cannabis Production Facility’, and ‘Medical Marihuana Production Facility’
- Permitted in C-2 Downtown Core zone:
- And not within 200 meters distance from schools
- And not within 100 meters distance from parks
Location Map of Available lots for Cannabis Retail Use (for information only):
The Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch has published a Cannabis Retail Store Licence Terms and Conditions Handbook [PDF - 251 KB]. All cannabis retail store license holders must follow the terms and conditions of their license.
Interested in learning more about the application process, view the application flowchart [PDF - 158 KB].
The City receives referrals from the Liquor and Cannabis Licensing Branch (LCLB) requesting a resolution from Council. Based on community and internal input, Council provides a resolution that determines how the LCLB proceeds through the remainder of the application process.
Below is a current list of applications that have received positive resolutions from the Council:
|Date Endorsed by Council||Business Name||Retail Store Location|
|December 10, 2018||
HIVE Cannabis(1159691 BC Ltd.)
|9909 100 Ave|
|January 14, 2019||Ruderalis Cannabis||9823 100 St|
|January 28, 2019||Cannabis Corner||Unit 2-10108 100 St|
|March 11, 2019||West Coast Retail Holdings||9831 98A Ave|
|July 22, 2019||Canna Cabana Inc.||10027 100 St|
|N/A (Opened in 2020)||
BC (Provincial) Cannabis Retail Store
|10211 100 St|
*Note, the Council endorsed cannabis retail stores listed above also require approval of applicable development-related permits and may not yet appear as an open retail store.