Victoria city council to greenlight five pot shops

The City of Victoria has given the green light to five recreational pot shops in the city, advising council to approve the cannabis businesses at its next meeting.

Two of the five stores would be run by Clarity Cannabis, with locations at 851 Johnson St. and 603 Gorge Rd. East; two more would be run by The Original Farm at 1402 Douglas St. and 3055A Scott St.; and the fifth outlet would be operated by Could Nine Collective at 778 Fort St.

If council accepts the recommendations, the retail cannabis licence applications will then go to the province for approval.

If approved at that stage, the province will then kick the applications back to the city to issue business licences and development permits, if necessary. 

Council is expected to vote on the recommendations March 14th.

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