According to the British Columbia provincial government, the municipalities of Hope, Whistler, Abbotsford, West Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Delta, Pitt Meadows, Coquitlam, and Burnaby, as well as the city of Langley, still do not provide local access to cannabis, despite cannabis being legalized in those areas two years ago. The lack of storefronts to legally access marijuana encourages the cannabis black market in these areas. Municipalities have the power to reject the sale of marijuana within their borders on the British Columbia Coast, which is frustrating to many firms in the cannabis industry. Co-founder and CFO of Burb Steven Dowsley explain that this lack of support impacts firms in the market, especially economically. The lack of marijuana retail infrastructure in these municipalities also stifles growth, which is an aim for most businesses, particularly those whose brands have to deal with cannabis culture and retail.
CannabisNewsWire, 12/28/2020 04:20:22