Planning Process for Cannabis Retail Stores

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The Planning Process for Cannabis Retail Stores is complete. View the Timeline and Key Dates sections of this page for a summary or visit abbotsford.ca/cannabis for a full description of the planning process.


Application Process Underway

A consolidated intake and competitive review process for applications is underway based on Council's Cannabis Retail Store Policy (C005-11). 8 applications were received during the intake period (February 3 - May 1, 2020). On July 6, 2020, staff introduced the applications to Council in Report PDS 079-2020; view the presentation slides here or watch the meeting (start at 4:10 pm).

At the July 6 meeting, Council passed a resolution to gather the views of residents with respect to 7 of the 8 applications. Input was gathered through online comment forms, e-mails, letters, and in-person comments at a Council Hearing on July 20, 2020. To watch the Council Hearing, click here and start at 7:40 pm.

The Application Process is now in Step 4 - Evaluation and Recommendations. In this step, staff will complete a full and comprehensive evaluation of the applications based on Council's Cannabis Retail Store Policy. Once this is complete, staff will prepare a summary report to Council (targeted for Fall 2020).

The Planning Process for Cannabis Retail Stores is complete. View the Timeline and Key Dates sections of this page for a summary or visit abbotsford.ca/cannabis for a full description of the planning process.


Application Process Underway

A consolidated intake and competitive review process for applications is underway based on Council's Cannabis Retail Store Policy (C005-11). 8 applications were received during the intake period (February 3 - May 1, 2020). On July 6, 2020, staff introduced the applications to Council in Report PDS 079-2020; view the presentation slides here or watch the meeting (start at 4:10 pm).

At the July 6 meeting, Council passed a resolution to gather the views of residents with respect to 7 of the 8 applications. Input was gathered through online comment forms, e-mails, letters, and in-person comments at a Council Hearing on July 20, 2020. To watch the Council Hearing, click here and start at 7:40 pm.

The Application Process is now in Step 4 - Evaluation and Recommendations. In this step, staff will complete a full and comprehensive evaluation of the applications based on Council's Cannabis Retail Store Policy. Once this is complete, staff will prepare a summary report to Council (targeted for Fall 2020).