Article byGlobal News
Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally.
“We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with locations across Vancouver Island.
But running a legitimate business could come at a price for anyone who wants to start up a pot shop in the City of Langford, about 15 kilometres from Victoria.
The city has issued a request for proposals that would see five cannabis shops open up there as part of a pilot program.
Anyone making a proposal will have to abide by strict conditions: the shop can’t be within 300 metres for any school, and the shops themselves must be at least 500 metres from each other.