Council is far from dazed and confused about how they want to deal with pot businesses in Prince Rupert. All councillors are in favour of extending the temporary prohibition on marijuana in the city, but first, they needed to hear from the public.
When Mayor Lee Brain invited people to speak at the public hearing on Dec. 11 no one stepped forward.
“For us, on a local level, we’re essentially saying here today we’re going to wait to see what they say are the rules and then we’ll make our rules based on their rules so that it’s a nice seamless transition,” Mayor Lee Brain said at the meeting.
Council extended the bylaw from Jan. 1 to July 1, 2018, when marijuana will be legal.
The first and second readings were already passed on Nov. 14. The bylaw was originally put in place on Feb. 6, in preparation for the provincial and federal frameworks that were anticipated for Jan. 1, 2018. That legislation is now expected to be announced on July 1.