Sidney’s first Cannabis shop set to open as council changes its mind after positive public feedbackPosted by On

After years of delays, Sidney is set to have its first cannabis shop.
Town of Sidney councillors voted late last month to refer the municipality’s first cannabis shop to the province’s Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB), who will determine whether or not a cannabis retail store licence will be issued.
“We’ve been approved to take the next step by council,” said co-owner Brad Styles. “They’re going to refer us to the LCRB and we are going to get our cannabis store in Sidney, the first one.”
But getting to this point has not been easy or quick for business for Styles and his partner and co-owner Cindy Pendergast.
“It’s been a year and a half,” said Cindy Pendergast, other co-owner of the shop. “It’s been a long time. We’ve been paying a lease, we’ve been doing it every month, its been tough to do, but we continued on.”
Back in January, their business plan was stalled after they were caught in a catch 22 situation over differing storefront…

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