Public hearing in Nelson when it comes to recreational marijuana businesses

Nelson residents will get a chance to have their say when it comes to recreational marijuana businesses.

There's a public hearing tonight (Monday) at 6pm at City Hall.

The city is in the process of changing their zoning bylaw to disallow recreational cannabis businesses until at least July.

Council has said they don't want anyone opening up a recreational pot business in the city, before there's federal rule changes, which are expected this Summer...

Council will also start a public consultation process on the issue later this month.

Zoning bylaw changes won't affect the medical cannabis dispensaries that are currently operating in the city.