Delta is poised to get its second-ever cannabis dispensary, and its first in a retail area.
On Monday (Dec. 13), council unanimously gave third reading to Inspired Cannabis Co.’s application for a dispensary in North Delta at 120 – 8077 Scott Road (Delta Shoppers Mall, next door to JYSK). The dispensary would include 156 square metres (1,679 sq. ft.) of retail storefront and 98 square metres (1 ,055 sq. ft.) for office and storage.
There would be no cultivation, processing or manufacturing of cannabis products onsite, and consumption of cannabis at or near a dispensary is prohibited under provincial regulations.
The facility’s operator, Inspired Cannabis Co., is an established non-medical cannabis retail brand with four dispensaries in B.C. (two in Vancouver and one each in Nanaimo and Salmon Arm), two in Saskatchewan and six in Ontario, plus another Vancouver location and three more in Ontario “coming soon.”
According to a staff report to council, Inspired Cannabis is a family-run business founded by two owners who have over 15 years of experience in starting up and operating seven community pharmacies in the Vancouver area.
If given final approval, the dispensary would be the second ever approved in the city, and the