For many reasons, a cannabis shop is a poor fit next to the Ladner Dairy Queen. Cannabis shops should be in more isolated areas because of the traffic and congestion they generate, such as Tilbury or River Road West. Marijuana shops do not require walk-by trade, because people who need them search them out.
White Rock's experience is a prime example, where there is a store somewhat isolated on the eastern waterfront area. There is a constant lineup of people and continual parking hassle. It is situated away from the main area of shops and restaurants and is probably in a pretty good location. The lineup of people is consistently stretching out the door and down the steps. Can you imagine such a line of people stretching past the Dairy Queen, or down along by the TD Bank and dry cleaners?
Also, a flood of teenagers comes from DSS every lunch hour and after school to frequent the various sandwich shops, pizza outlets, and the Dairy Queen. A marijuana shop is definitely not compatible.
I have used cbd oil for a tremor condition (unsuccessful results), and my experience with the outlets is that people are in a surprising hurry. Contrary to myth, the use of marijuana does not seem to create calmer people; rather, my experience is that they park frantically and are in a great rush to get through the long lineup to obtain their supply. I predict that congestion will be hugely increased in this Ladner mall.
The family malls in downtown Ladner are not suitable locations for a marijuana shop!
Curt Jantzen and the Jantzen family