The City is pleased to announce that referrals are now being accepted from the Province of BC for private cannabis retail business licenses in Kamloops. An Application Guide and form on the private cannabis retail process in Kamloops are now available.
October 16, 2018 - After careful consideration and a referral from the BC Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, Council authorized the City's first Retail Cannabis Sales Licence for a provincial cannabis store located in the Columbia Place Shopping Centre at 200-1210 Summit Drive. View the full report here.
August 28, 2018 - Council approved a $1600 application fee for a Retail Cannabis Sales Licence Permit and Existing Licence Amendment, which matches the current Liquor Licence Permit Application Fee, and a $5000 annual Business License Fee.
May 8, 2018 - City Council approved the following bylaw amendment 5-1-2878, to permit a Cannabis retail store.
On April 17, 2018 the City of Kamloops Development, Engineering and Sustainability Department presented a report to City council for consideration and recommended council proceed to a public hearing on the matter.
The BC Provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (formerly the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch) is responsible for licensing private non-medical cannabis retail stores. Any Kamloops private cannabis retail application must be reviewed first by this provincial authority, before being referred by the Province to the City of Kamloops.
Existing cannabis dispensaries will not be given any priority or preference, and will be required to apply for a provincial licence in the usual course.
Please visit our website regularly for any updates on the review process or additional information in regard to the City of Kamloops regulations.