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Surrey, British Columbia, moves to allow legal cannabis retail

Surrey, the second-biggest city in the Canadian province of British Columbia, will allow legal cannabis stores after unanimous Council approval.

The city’s new cannabis retail framework OK’d on Monday will permit two stores for each of Surrey’s six town centers, for a total of 12 stores.


City staff had originally proposed six stores but increased the number after public consultations.

Surrey will now launch a screening and evaluation process for marijuana retail applicants as well as plans to accept applications during the second quarter of this year.

A city manager said the number of stores could potentially be increased in the future, CBC News reported.

Surrey, a notable cannabis retail holdout among Canadian municipalities, joins other cities that have changed their minds

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