Public Hearing - Cannabis

Posted: May 24, 2018

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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing pursuant to Section 464 of the Local Government Act will be held in the Council Chambers of the Tofino Municipal Hall, 380 Campbell St., Tofino, B.C., on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at 9:00 AM to hear representations from members of the public who deem their interest in property affected by the following bylaw:

The public is invited to attend a community information session at 8:30AM on June 12th, ahead of the Hearing to ask questions of staff. During the hearing, individuals are invited to make their views known, however there is no back-and-forth between the public, staff, or Council.

BYLAW No. 1238, 2018: The bylaw will prohibit the use of any land, building, or structure for the sale, production, or distribution of non-medical cannabis. The Bylaw does not regulate cannabis use, distribution or production in accordance with the federal "Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations".

The proposed zoning amendment would cover the whole of the District of Tofino while staff develop an application process for those interested in opening cannabis retail stores once provincial and federal legislation is in place.

For more information about this Bylaw, please visit our Cannabis page.

APPLICANT: District of Tofino

All persons who deem their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard on matters contained in the bylaw.  The application and further information may be inspected at the Tofino Municipal Office, 121 Third St., Tofino, B.C., during regular business hours (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) between May 28th, 2018 and June 11th, 2018 except weekends and statutory holidays. Written submissions may be mailed to the District of Tofino, P.O. Box 9, Tofino, B.C., V0R 2Z0, or emailed to Please submit any comments or concerns you may have regarding this application before 2:00 pm, June 8th, 2018.

For more information, please contact:

Aaron Rodgers
Manager of Community Sustainability
(T) 250.725.3229
(F) 250.725.3775