Delta council on Monday gave final approval for another non-medical cannabis retail store that plans to operate at a shopping centre.
The application by Queensborough Cannabis Co., which must also get final approval from the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, would see a non-medical cannabis retail store open at the Scott 72 shopping centre, located at 72nd Avenue and Scott Road in North Delta.
According to Delta planning staff, the store would be in an established commercial shopping area and sufficiently far away from sensitive uses such as schools.
The city does not anticipate any impact on the community, the planning department said.
Coun. Lois Jackson was the one councillor to vote in opposition, saying the location was inappropriate and that such stores should be located on the periphery of the city.
The other application for a non-medical cannabis store approved by council on July 25 was a proposal by Tidewaters Investments Ltd. to open a dispensary attached to the Tidewater Pub on River Road.
Following a public hearing in June, council asked Delta Police Chief Neil Dubord to report back in early 2023 on any concerns related to the approved retail cannabis operations in the city, statistics on the use of cannabis obtained illegally and whether that figure has decreased since legalization, as well as the police department's calls for service for clandestine production operations.
The city currently has a moratorium on accepting any new applications.