Cannabis Retail Regulations

As of October 17th, 2018, the use of recreational marijuana is legal in Canada, as per Federal regulation. In response, Provincial and Municipal governments have developed local legal frameworks to manage cannabis distribution and sales.

The City of Prince Rupert has amended our Zoning Bylaw and Business Licence Bylaw to permit and regulate cannabis retail sales. A list of local application notifications is below.

Local Cannabis Retail Application Notices:

Want to know more about Land Use regulations?

Contact Prince Rupert’s Planning Department for questions regarding potential land use amendments (where retail sales are proposed to be permitted).

Email address:

Phone: (250) 627-2822

Want to know more about proposed Business Licence regulations?

Contact Prince Rupert’s Development Services Department, for questions regarding Business Licence regulations. 

Email address:

Phone: (250) 627- 0960

Have more questions about the full application process?

Contact the LCRB for additional questions regarding the application process:

Email address:

Toll Free Line: 1-866-209-2111

Municipal Regulation of Cannabis Retail Sales - Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)