February 03 → May 01 2020

Application intake

The Application Process for Cannabis Retail Stores commenced February 3, 2020 with a consolidated intake period. Deadline to submit an application is May 1, 2020. The application form is available at abbotsford.ca/applications. Please view the January 13, 2020 Council Report / Presentation, and the March 24, 2020 Bulletin for more information.

December 02 2019

Dec. 2 Adoption

Council adopted the Cannabis Store Regulations Amendment Bylaw (Bylaw 2902-2019) and approved the Cannabis Retail Store Policy (C005-11) on December 2, 2019.

November 18 2019

Nov. 18 Public Hearing

A Public Hearing for the proposed Cannabis Store Regulations Amendment Bylaw (Bylaw 2902-2019) was held on November 18, 2019. After the Hearing, Council deliberated and gave the Bylaw 3rd reading.

November 04 2019

Nov. 4 Report to Council

Bylaw Introduction Report to Council

September 30 2019

Sept. 30 Report to Council

Engagement Summary and Next Steps Report to Council

June 18 → July 19 2019

Online questionnaire

The City of Abbotsford asked for public feedback on a draft regulatory framework for non-medical cannabis retail stores.
June 20 2019

Open House at Ag Rec Centre, 6pm - 8pm

View the Open House Information Panels
June 19 2019

Open House at Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 6pm-8pm

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June 18 2019

Open House at Harry Sayers Elementary, 6pm - 8pm

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May 06 2019

May 6 Report to Council

Stage 3 Update Report to Council

October 17 2018

The consumption and sale of non-medical cannabis became legal in Canada

August 27 2018

August 27 Verbal Report to Council

Stage 2 Survey Results Presentation to Council
June 26 → July 20 2018

Online survey asking public feedback about the incoming legislation

The City of Abbotsford asked for public feedback in an online survey about the incoming legislation. 

June 2018

Bill C-45 Passed

On June June 19, 2018 the Cannabis Act passed by a vote of 52 to 29 by the Senate.
February 2018

Bill C-45 Timeline Approved

Senators passed a timeline for Bill C-45, spelling out the schedule for the bill at each stage of the legislative process. This move pushed back the government's desired timetable for cannabis to be legal, initially expected for July 2018.
November 2017

Legislation Passed

The legislation was passed by the House of Commons by a vote of 200 to 82.
April 2017

Bill C-45 Introduced