Where do you want to buy cannabis?

Yellowknife City Hall (File photo/CKLB)

The City of Yellowknife is asking residents to weigh in on where you can buy cannabis in town.

Right now, the liquor store on Old Airport Road is the only physical store that sells cannabis.

While federal government legalized cannabis last October and the territorial government regulates the distribution and sales, the city is actually responsible for where shops can set up.

Residents can respond to an online survey to share their opinions on where cannabis can be sold. Residents who prefer a paper copy of the survey can request one at City Hall.

The survey asks about possible buffer zones around public spaces like schools, recreational facilities and medical centres, as well as if cannabis retail store should be grouped in a certain part of town.

Residents have until June 2 to fill out the survey.

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com