Cannabis production rezoning goes to public hearing

A proposal to build a cannabis production facility in Fort St. John will go to a public hearing on Monday, Jan. 27.

Council gave the first two readings of zoning amendments on Monday that would allow developers to build a 3,200-square-foot facility at 8004 90 Street. While the property is zoned for light industrial use, cannabis production is not currently allowed in any city zone.

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The hearing will take place Jan. 27, at 6 p.m. at city hall.

The proposed facility is planned for “micro-cultivation”, where the “cannabis will be produced, dried and stored in individual shipping containers, contained entirely within the building,” city planner Ashley Murphey wrote in a report to council. Each container would have its own filters and HVAC units for odour control.

The developer will need to service the property, while the building itself will need to be constructed before it applies to Health Canada for a licence to produce, Murphey noted.

Security fencing is required, and the facility would need to meet all other city development bylaws.

8004 90 Street, the proposed location of a cannabis production facility. - City of Fort St. John

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