The Alberni – Clayoquot Regional District is hosting an information session later today, dealing with the sale and production of marijuana.
The ACRD Board of Directors recently decided that production facilities could only be situated on rural properties that are at least 6 acres in size, but still need to decide how to manage the expected flood of applications for retail and production facilities.
The provincial Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Board has said they will be referring all applications to affected local governments once marijuana becomes legal on October 17th.
So far local governments have taken a variety of approaches to regulating marijuana retail shops, and the regional district is seeking public opinion on what their approach should be.
The information session at the ACRD offices run from 4 to 7 o’clock tonight.