Location of the proposed non-medical cannabis retail store in Coombs. — RDN Map

RDN board supports application for Coombs cannabis shop

Cannabis pharmaceutical facility in Nanoose also granted temporary-use licence

The Regional District of Nanaimo board has given its support to an application for a non-medical cannabis retail licence in Coombs.

The endorsement will be forwarded to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, which requires the RDN to provide a resolution before it can process the licence application of John Murray of Coombs Cannabis Inc., for a cannabis retail store on a property located at 2254 Alberni Highway. The proposed licence would allow the store to operate seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., in an existing building.

In making its decision, the board heard staff report indicating the proposed retail store will be located in a spot surrounded by similar commercial uses and that the application is in line with the Official Community Plan and board policies. Staff also is anticipating any negative impacts to the community.

READ MORE: Parksville council supports applications for four new non-medical retail cannabis shops

The board also granted a temporary use permit to allow a licensed pharmaceutical grade cannabis recycling, extraction and testing facility on a property located in 1451 Island Highway East, Nanoose Bay. The property, owned by William Court of Western Cruisers Sales Ltd., is currently zoned for light industry, heavy equipment display and residential use and does not allow cannabis processing.

Protonify Corporation is applying for a federal licence with Health Canada which requires them to ensure that their plan will comply with local government land use regulations.

The temporary use permit granted by the RDN board. It allow cannabis processing for three years with a one-time option to renew.

The operation will convert cannabis material into pharmaceutical grade ingredients through the extraction of tetrahydrocannabinolic acid in the form of a powder that is odourless, tasteless and colourless to be sold to licensed distributors and manufacturers of cannabis consumer products. No cultivation is involve as all materials will be imported to the site.

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Former Parksville Generals player lands head coaching gig in Norway

New position is a dream come true for Henry Acres

Parksville resort fire caused by flammable gas used to extract oil from cannabis

Investigators detail reasons for explosion and blaze that destroyed building

Suspect arrested following gunpoint robbery in Qualicum Beach

Stop and Shop Grocery was robbed June 5; man now in custody

UPDATED: Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

Concerned farmers speak up about legislative changes to ALR land use

Bills 15 and 52 the focus of ‘emergency’ meeting to be held in Nanoose Bay

‘This is unbelievable:’ Raptors dazzled by massive crowds at downtown Toronto parade

Mayor John Tory declares it ‘We The North Day’ after team’s historic NBA title win

Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Oil and gas sector cautious as deadline on Trans Mountain decision nears

Trudeau government expected to announce whether it will approve pipeline for second time on Tuesday

Skipping school costs a dozen B.C. students chance at a new car

Cowichan’s Jared Lammi showed up and won $5,000 cheque toward vehicle, but he can’t drive

BC Ferries adds extra and late night summer sailings

Seasonal adjustments to sailing times also in effect on many routes

Man suffers burns, dog dies in fire in Nanaimo

Structure burns down on Clifford Road property in Cedar

Province comes through with funding for Charleigh Fales

Lake Cowichan toddler only one in B.C. diagnosed with CLN2 Batten disease

People throwing food at a bear in Fernie alarms conservation groups

“Approaching and feeding bears contributes to habituation,” says conservation group

Feds announce $50M strategy to fight dementia

Emphasis is on prevention and and supporting caregivers

Most Read