City of Victoria Asks For Public Feedback on Proposed Dispensary Bylaws

In advance of its regulations around medical cannabis dispensaries, the City of Victoria is asking for feedback from the business community.

In an email sent out Tuesday, the city said that extensive consultation has been done on the majority of the proposed regulations, but is soliciting additional comment on signage.

Current proposed bylaws will limit businesses to a maximum of two signs, with no images allowed.

Those with feedback can email it to by Monday, Aug. 22.

The city is also soliciting more general feedback on dispensaries in the city, with bylaws set to “prohibit marijuana-related businesses everywhere in Victoria, unless permitted through the rezoning process.”

Feedback on this second point will be collected until Sept. 6 at the same email address.

“The feedback received on the proposed changes will be presented to Council on September 8, 2016, prior to third reading of the Marijuana-Related Business Regulation Bylaw,” the city stated.

Community members are also invited to speak at a public hearing on amendments to the dispensary zoning regulations, Sept. 8.

For more information on the City of Victoria’s proposed cannabis dispensary regulations visit