Public hearing regarding temporary pot ban happening in Taylor on Monday

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TAYLOR, B.C. — The District of Taylor will be holding a public hearing next Monday to gather feedback on an amendment to the District’s zoning bylaw that would prohibit the growing and selling of marijuana.

The bylaw amendment would prohibit selling, dispensing, or cultivating marijuana in all property zones, while medical marijuana production would no longer be permitted on properties zoned light or heavy industrial. The District’s Chief Administrative Officer Charlotte McLeod explained that the District is looking to temporarily outlaw cannabis before the substance becomes legal on July 1st.

When asked about the redundancy of making a currently illegal substance prohibited under the city’s bylaws, McLeod explained that the District is merely looking to get ahead of the curve when it comes to permitting of marijuana sales and dispensaries due to uncertainty over the as-yet-unknown provincial and federal regulations. That sentiment was echoed by Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer during his year-end Q&A session with the Peace River Regional District Board on December 8th.

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The public meeting will be held at the Taylor District Office on Monday, January 22nd at 5:00 p.m.

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