School District 60 Board votes against proposed cannabis store near Charlie Lake Elementary

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a School District 60 Board meeting on Monday, Trustees were presented with a notice from the Peace River Regional District regarding a proposal for a cannabis store in Charlie Lake.

The Regional District says it received a referral application for a zoning amendment at Charlie Lake Store to include a cannabis outlet.

The reason for bringing this application to the School District is because of the proximity of the proposed cannabis retail outlet to Charlie Lake Elementary and health concerns.

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Current legislation states that cannabis must not be consumed on or in school property or a sidewalk, boulevard, or similar that abuts school property and a highway.

Due to the concerns and legislation, the School Board voted to respond negatively to the proposed zoning amendment.

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