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Cannabis facility application in Delta withdrawn

The proponent had been granted a standard processing licence by Health Canada
The city prohibits marijuana sales and processing in all zones but had been considering them on a case-by-case basis. Delta Optimist file

A cannabis processing facility, that was to come to Annacis Island, won’t be coming after all after the owner abandoned the plan.

Following a public hearing two years ago, council had approved a rezoning application by Bella Bella Investment Group Ltd. to open a processing plant at a warehouse at 563 Ebury Place.

A recent update to council from the planning department notes the applicant requested that the application be cancelled as their client is no longer proceeding with the proposed use.

The proposed cannabis processing facility still had to meet a few city requirements before final approval, but had been granted a standard processing licence by Health Canada under the Canada Cannabis Act. The licence permits the processing of cannabis derivatives from hemp or marijuana and sale of finished products but does not permit the growing of cannabis.

At the time of the application, the proponent also explained that the facility would consist of research and development and analytical testing on cannabinoids (CBD) extracts, refinement of raw oils sourced off-site and the production of CBD infused products.

Metro Vancouver found that the proposal would have minimal emissions and that additional permits related to air quality or waste management were not required.