In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a customer sniffs a display sample of marijuana, in a tamper-proof container secured with a cable, sold at Evergreen Cannabis, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Chilliwack’s fifth cannabis retail rezoning goes through

Council wanted to know how many more could be coming, and that’s hard to say

Council approved its fifth C9 rezoning on Tuesday for a retail cannabis outlet — and it may be the last one they see for a while.

The subject property at 7670 Vedder Road is near one the busiest intersections in Chilliwack at Luckakuck Way.

Coun. Chris Kloot asked how many more C9 applications there were now in the queue at city hall, and was told there was only one more.

READ MORE: Cannabis retail applications rolling in

It is currently “on hold” pending more information from the applicant about a proposed rezoning in Yarrow.

So the tally to date is five C9 rezonings approved by council: at Industrial Way, Lickman Road, Luckakuck Way, and now two on Vedder Road. Four were denied. Three stores are open on First Nations land.

Mayor Ken Popove asked staff how many more applications they estimated could be coming, given all the criteria for the C9 zone such as the minimum 300-metre buffer.

Staff replied they could not estimate, but confirmed there was currently just the one left in the queue.

“That should be enough,” Popove added.

READ MORE: Calls for moratorium until cannabis revenue split finalized

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