Article by Mario Bartel, Tricity News
Port Moody’s fourth cannabis retail shop could be open sometime this spring.
Last Tuesday, city council adopted bylaw amendments that will permit local pub proprietor Rylie Ableman to operate his Happy Hippie cannabis shop at 2343 Clarke St.
Ableman has run the St. James Well pub in Newport Village for 20 years.
His new venture will join Burb and Kiaro, which opened outlets in Suter Brook Village and on St. Johns Street, respectively, last year. Another shop, Cannoe, got its final approval to proceed on Jan. 12, although the Toronto-based company has yet to announce when it will open its outlet at 3034 St. Johns St.
Once all four shops are up and running, Port Moody will have the most cannabis stores in the Tri-Cities; Port Coquitlam currently has three, including one public BC Cannabis Store, while Coquitlam is just beginning its process of determining city policies to allow such ventures.