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City of Merritt receiving plenty of inquiries from people looking to operate a recreational cannabis dispensary.

No official business permits have been forwarded to the city, but director of Corporate Services Sean Smith says as many as five groups have expressed interest locally.

"The starting process is all on the provincial end. So, we won't likely find out on the city side until the province gives us notification that there is a retailer looking to get their provincial retail license."

Once notified by the province, Smith says a public consultation process will be initiated.

Recreational cannabis will become legal in Canada Oct 17th.


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