Enderby, British Columbia Proposes Rules Making Marijuana Sales Nearly Impossible

Article by Jaimie Kehler, CBC News

New bylaw says pot businesses not allowed within 100m of schools, churches and residential areas Enderby's mayor says council isn't 'banning the practice' of marijuana sales, but admits the rules make it very difficult for new pot businesses to open

Enderby City Council is proposing a new bylaw which would greatly restrict the sale of both medicinal and recreational marijuana and make it nearly impossible for new pot businesses to set up shop.

Under the proposed rules, retail marijuana sales would not be allowed with 100 metres of residential areas, schools, daycares, playgrounds, community centres, parks, civic buildings or churches, limits that apply to virtually all areas of the small community of 3,000.

“With the unknown future of marijuana in Canada, we thought that we should put together a framework for people,” said Greg McCune, the city’s mayor.

“Are we a little ahead of the game? Absolutely. But we’re too small of a community to be playing catch up.”

‘Not a lot of area left,’ says mayor

He said he wants future businesses to “know their options so they can be successful,” but admits the 100 metre buffer zone limits possibilities for new marijuana businesses.

“There’s really not a lot of area left that would make this feasible,” said McCune.

He said there may be some spots in a nearby industrial zone.

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