Cannabis company looking at Main Street store sites: council

Members of city council provided new information on Flin Flon’s cannabis retail situation during council’s June 11 meeting.

Flin Flon mayor Cal Huntley said a numbered company, identified as Garden Variety Cannabis Company, approached the city in regard to Main Street rental properties to be used for a cannabis retail location.

article continues below

In May, the provincial government selected a primary retailer and standby retailer for cannabis retail. The primary retailer, named as 10552763 Canada Corporation and identified as Garden Variety, is a Winnipeg-based company. The group is formed by five separate entities, a partnership of First Nations companies and other groups with holdings elsewhere in Canada’s cannabis industry.

Auxly Cannabis, a Toronto-based company, was selected as a standby retailer.

Last year, the city approved zoning the uptown business area, consisting mostly of Main Street and some nearby locations, for cannabis retail sales. No other locations are currently zoned by the city for legal cannabis sales.

“They did approach us with regards to rental properties that might be available on Main Street. I think that’s about the extent of it,” said Huntley.

Councillor Karen MacKinnon, also the president of the Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce, said the company had also reached out to chamber.

“They’re actively looking for properties in publicly zoned areas,” said MacKinnon.

Huntley said the city’s administration will support the company in getting established in the community where required.

“It’s a legal business now, so we would like to welcome it to the community,” He said.

“We’ve said that it’s going to happen anyway, so we might as well streamline the zoning bylaws to allow it to take place in the best fashion it can.”

© Copyright Flin Flon Reminder

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Flin Flon Reminder welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Bombers POLL

How do you think the Bombers will do this season?

or  view results