LANGLEY (NEWS 1130) — There aren’t many options to buy legal marijuana in person south of the Fraser, but that’s about to change in the Township of Langley.
Mayor Jack Froese says the council has passed the regulations enabling retail marijuana sales in the city.
“Basically, it allows for eight retail stores in the Township of Langley and so that covers the geographical area of the township,” Froese says.
He adds there are no impending applications to open stores, but says the ongoing pandemic likely has something to do with that.
“An application [will] come forward. Our process would be about six months to go through … specific zoning for that,” he says. “Then, there’s also the provincial process which we don’t have any control over.”
He says it’s still going to take time until retail stores open their doors.
While recreational cannabis sales have been legal since 2019, Langley initially rejected pot shops from opening.
However, now Froese says the recent approval has gotten positive feedback from a majority of the public.
“I think people are more understanding, more accepting,” he says.