A public hearing will be held to rezone the McLure Station Smoke Shop, potentially paving the way for legal recreational cannabis sales in the community about 40 minutes north of Kamloops.
According to its website, the store, located at 1540 Canyon Rd., already sells medical cannabis.
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District voted during its recent meeting to send the rezoning application to a public hearing.
The rezoning is required because the TNRD decided prior to recreational cannabis legalization not to create zoning for cannabis stores, instead deciding upon each store on a case-by-case basis.
Zoning is just the first hurdle, with a cannabis license also requiring approval at a later date.