No harm, no foul: council approves no matrix penalty for medical cannabis dispensaries still operatingPosted by On

The newest edition of city council put its stamp on the cultural landscape of Nelson when, in its first regular meeting of the new term, agreed to exempt cannabis retail store applications from being deducted points for continuing to operate without a valid business licence.

Council exempted Leaf Cross, Kootenay’s Medicine Tree and Nelson Potorium from being penalized since the regulatory body for cannabis reverted to the province and the municipal business licence in Nelson has become redundant.

A scoring matrix will be used to determine who receives a recreational cannabis business licence in the city and who does not. Although recreational cannabis applications will get vetted through the province first, the municipality holds the real say on how many and who gets to operate.


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