Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store, in front of the store on Lickman Road, which is one of six retail outlets in Chilliwack so far, with two more on the way. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Vik Sachdeva, owner of Seed & Stone cannabis store, in front of the store on Lickman Road, which is one of six retail outlets in Chilliwack so far, with two more on the way. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Two new Chilliwack cannabis stores are coming soon

Here’s an update on the state of cannabis retail growth in Chilliwack since legalization

Two more cannabis stores are on the way for Chilliwack once they are issued business licences from City of Chilliwack.

One is a BC Cannabis Store at 45460 Luckakuck Way, and the other is Dutch Brothers Buds at 5754 Vedder Road.

Building permit details are being completed along with tenant improvements, while the Vedder Road store is currently under construction, said city officials.

In addition to the two licensed pot stores coming soon, there are three existing Chilliwack stores in operation: Cannabis Connection, Seed + Stone, and This is Cannabis.

READ MORE: Retail applications rolled in

That will make a total of five cannabis outlets in Chilliwack, green-lighted under provincial and municipal business licensing regimes as either private or provincial stores.

Add to that list the first licensed cannabis outlet, The Kure, which opened on Skwah First Nation land, on Dyke Road, which was not subject to city licensing.

That makes six pot stores in Chilliwack and area, with two more on First Nations land under the brand, All Nations Cannabis, which underwent a rebranding from Indigenous Bloom in the past year, adding up to a total of eight retail locations, once the last two are opened.

Despite that flurry of retail growth across Chilliwack since legalization, there are no rezoning applications in the queue for future pot stores at the moment, city officials confirmed on June 9.

In contrast to the multiple retail stores in Chilliwack are municipalities like Surrey, Delta or Richmond, which do not permit cannabis retail.

However Chilliwack council has made it clear, with its voting record, that it has no appetite C9 rezoning applications for new stores that will require variances, such as those the fail to meet the minimum 300-metre buffer restriction.

Council has also factored in neighbourhood opposition in its deliberations, particularly in Promontory Heights where two rezoning applications were turned down in the past year, one on Teskey Way, and the other on Promontory Road.

Promontory residents packed council chambers on Dec. 3 to speak against the C9 rezoning, and despite the location not requiring variances, the application was denied by council due.

READ MORE: No appetite for stores in certain areas


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Map of cannabis stores - both open and coming soon - in Chilliwack. (Google maps)

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