The District of Tofino has developed a Temporary Use Permit process for cannabis retail operations in Tofino. Thank-you to everyone who gave their feedback on this process!

THE INTAKE PERIOD WILL OPEN FEBRUARY 25TH UNTIL MARCH 27TH. 


LATEST NEWS:

TUP Application Intake Period 

Applications for Temporary Use Permits for Cannabis Retail Stores will open February 25th, 2019, for a period of 30 days (until midnight, March 27th, 2019).

Other Application Resources:

Cannabis Retail/Production/Distribution Prohibited in Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw prohibits the use of any land, building, or structure for the sale, production, or distribution of cannabis.

In order to start a cannabis retail store, businesses are required to obtain a Temporary Use Permit using the process outlined in the Cannabis Retail TUP Policy (above). Council may issue up to 3 permits for cannabis retail operations.

Smoking Regulation Bylaw

Smoking Regulation Bylaw No. 1249, 2018 prohibits smoking or vaping (tobacco, cannabis, etc.) within 6 m of outdoor public places such as parks, beaches, workplaces, etc.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

[FAQ:Cannabis]

HOW WE GOT HERE

The District held two public information sessions, distributed two detailed feedback forms, and held a stakeholder roundtable with representatives from community organizations. After listening to what interested community members have said, we compiled the following "What We've Heard" presentation. 

This information was used to develop the process and criteria for applicants who wish to open a cannabis retail business in Tofino.

RESOURCES

Zoning Bylaw

Staff Reports (Agenda Packages below, navigate to the report by searching "Cannabis")

Community Input

Federal and Provincial Information


Contact:

Aaron Rodgers
Manager of Community Sustinability
250-725-3229 (701)
arodgers@tofino.ca