Three down, 14 to go: Cannabis stores slow to open in Kamloops

Second government store has opened on the North Shore. Nine months after cannabis was legalized, only three shops are open in Kamloops, despite the fact council has approved 17 applications

The city’s second government cannabis store opened this week, bringing to three the number of such stores now open in Kamloops.

The BC Cannabis Store in Northills Centre in North Kamloops joins its counterpart in Columbia Place Shopping Centre in Sahali, which opened on Oct. 17, 2018, the day the federal government legalized cannabis in Canada.

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A third government cannabis store — larger than the first two, at 3,771 square feet — is expected to open in Lansdowne Village downtown by the end of August.

There is only one private store open in Kamloops, that being The Shore Cannabiz Shop on Tranquille Road in North Kamloops.

City council has approved 17 applications to date, with 14 yet to open as applicants await final approval from the provincial government.

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