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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

This page was last reviewed on March 29, 2017.

March 2017 Update

Council considered the four Medical Marijuana Dispensary Temporary Use Permit applications at the March 27, 2017 meeting of Council.

Following applicant and community member presentations, Council chose to table the applications until the federal and provincial governments come forward with legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana. Council may reconsider the current applications at that time.

February 2017 Update

The Village of Cumberland has received four applications for Temporary Use Permits for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. The Temporary Use Permits will be considered by Council at the regular Council meeting on Monday March 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm in Council Chambers.

Prior to being reviewed by Council, the applications will be reviewed by the Advisory Planning Commission (APC), which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11 am.

Both the APC and Council meetings are open to the public. For more information, view the public notice and applications:

Council Consideration of Temporary Use Permits for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Public Notice

Cumberland Pot Pourri, 2718 Dunsmuir Avenue (2017-02-TUP)
Mid Island Medicinals, 2692 Dunsmuir Avenue (2017-03-TUP)
Trichome Collective, 2477 Dunsmuir Avenue (2017-04-TUP)
Trugreen Solutions, 3276 Third Street (2017-01-TUP)

View the results from public meetings:

Pot Pourri Public Meeting Results
Mid Island Medicinals Public Meeting Results
Trichome Collective Public Meeting Results
Trugreen Solutions Public Meeting Results

November 2016 Update

Council passed the Marijuana-Related Business License Regulation Bylaw No. 1040 and the Business License Amendment Bylaw No. 1037, and approved the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Policy on November 14, 2016. These regulations paved the way for the Village to consider licensing medical marijuana dispensaries.

There are three items required: a Temporary Use Permit application, a medical marijuana business license application, and an application fee. The deadline for accepting applications to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Cumberland closed on Monday, January 16, 2017.

For further information, read the:

Give Your Feedback

The Village is requesting community feedback by August 1, 2016 on whether to permit medical marijuana dispensaries, and if so, under what conditions.


The comments collected in the survey and other feedback will be summarized and provided to Council at its meeting on August 8, 2016. Check the agenda for this meeting after August 5, 2016 to view the staff report.


Over the summer and fall of 2016, staff will be developing a policy for Council’s consideration to set out what conditions under which Council would consider permitting medical marijuana dispensaries. This would include land use conditions, such as distance to a public school, and business licence regulations, such as security, signage, hours of business, etc. View the June 27, 2016 staff report for background information

An open house was held on July 19, 2016 but you can still provide feedback by completing the survey online or at the Village office by August 1, 2016.

Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

The retail sale of medical marijuana and storefront medical marijuana dispensaries are currently unlawful under the Criminal Code of Canada. Find out more about the Federal government’s move towards legalization and regulation of marijuana.

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