Open House scheduled to discuss the rules surrounding the sale of recreational cannabis within the City of Merritt.
With a draft of the amended bylaw covering dispensaries complete, Director of Corporate Services Sean Smith says the city is hoping to hear from residents during an Open House at City Hall scheduled for July 24th at 6pm.
"It's going to be an opportunity for Mayor and Council to hear from the public, get their thoughts, and see if there are any concerns. Or, maybe the public will overwhelmingly say they are in support of what is there."
A public hearing on the amended bylaw covering the sale of recreational cannabis will follow the Open House.
The bylaw would limit the sale of cannabis to the three areas of the city where alcohol is sold, keeps the number of dispensaries to start at four, and states potential dispensaries can't be located within 150m of any parks, schools or cemeteries.