News Release - Recreational Cannabis Survey Launch

AUGUST 15TH, 2018 

[SMITHERS]- The Town of Smithers launched a new Recreational Cannabis public engagement process and survey on August 14th, 2018.

The legalization of non-medical cannabis is anticipated on October 17th, 2018.

In preparation, the Town of Smithers is asking the community to help guide the development of a regulatory approach and framework.

This includes land use planning decisions (i.e. where recreational cannabis retail locations may be located), business licensing (i.e. specifying local license conditions, such as operating hours or buffers) and public consumption (i.e. where recreational cannabis may be consumed).

Here’s how you can contribute your ideas:

  1. Complete the Survey here. Open from August 14th – September 14th, 2018, tell us your thoughts on how recreational cannabis should be regulated in Smithers.
  2. Stop by our Downtown Pop-Up Booth. On Friday, August 17th, 2018 from 10 am – 1 pm we will be set up at the corner of Main and Second (Bugwood Bean area) to host a drop-in information booth and to hear your ideas.
  3. Attend the Cannabis Cafe. On Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at the Old Church.  This drop-in open house will be from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, followed by a short presentation at 6:30 pm and opportunity to participate in a facilitated dialogue with Town Council and community members to discuss your ideas, comments and feedback.

Please see the Town’s website for more information,

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Media Contact:
Liliana Dragowska, Project Co-lead on contract to the Town of Smithers
(Cell) 778-210-2873