Cannabis Regulatory Framework

On December 13, 2021, Coquitlam Council approved the proposed Cannabis Regulatory Framework, including amendments to the Zoning Bylaw, Business Licence Bylaw, Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, and Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw. The framework provides regulations on the locations and operations of cannabis production and processing facilities and retail stores in the City of Coquitlam. The associated Cannabis Production, Processing, and Retail Policy and Procedure provides additional guidance for the review of cannabis related applications, including the establishment of a cannabis retail store application intake period, review process, and evaluation criteria.  

Cannabis Regulatory Framework Public Engagement

Feedback on the City's approach to regulating cannabis-related businesses in Coquitlam was gathered in a survey in early 2021. The feedback obtained was used to inform the City's Cannabis Regulatory Framework. More information on the engagement process is available on the City's online engagement portal at letstalkcoquitlam.ca/cannabis.

City Centre Cannabis Retail Store Applications

After the Public Hearing on April 25, Council considered and gave Third Reading to Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment applications to permit cannabis retail stores at 2957 Glen Drive (Unit 109) and 2700 Barnet Highway (Unit 103). Council consideration of Final Approval will take place once the City receives Suitability Letters from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Burquitlam, Lougheed, and Maillardville Cannabis Retail Store Applications

At the Regular Council meeting on May 2, 2022, Council considered and gave First Reading to Zoning Bylaw Text Amendment applications to permit cannabis retail stores at 552 Clarke Road (Unit 105), 512 Young Drive (previously 319 North Road), and 935 Brunette Avenue (Unit 102) and referred all applications to Public Hearing on June 13, 2022. Information about the Public Hearing and on how to submit comments can be found on the Public Hearing page.

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On October 17, 2018, the federal government’s Cannabis Act came into force, legalizing the sale and consumption of non-medical cannabis, subject to additional provincial and local regulation. Since then, the City of Coquitlam has conducted background research and public engagement to develop its own Cannabis Regulatory Framework to provide regulations on cannabis production, processing, and retail stores in the City. On December 13, 2021, Coquitlam Council approved the proposed Cannabis Regulatory Framework, including amendments to the Zoning Bylaw, Business Licence Bylaw, Bylaw Notice Enforcement Bylaw, and Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw.