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:

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.