Port Hardy Councillor Wishart joins marijuana advisory commission

Port Hardy Councillor Leightan Wishart was appointed to the Marijuana Advisory Planning Commission at the District’s last council meeting.

“When Council first talked about the legalization of Marijuana I showed an interest in being involved and fortunately for me I’m able to take part,” said Wishart, who added he “wants to know where the residents of the North Island stand on the issue, and I will support the majority.”

Wishart said he wants to “make sure if and when it comes to the North Island, it is distributed in a safely controlled manner, and is respectful of the community members. I know members of the community who use cannabis for medicinal purposes and I understand it can be a challenge to get it — having a local shop would help with the problem.”

He added he has concerns about people driving under the influence, under age use, additional health care and policing costs, but “ultimately it will be Council’s decision, and when that time comes I would like to have as much information as I possibly can so I can make an informed decision that is in the best interest of the majority of local residents.”

The commission will be looking at subjects like regulating the zones in which marijuana can be dispensed, dispensaries proximity to other dispensaries, whether dispensaries can be combined with retail, if the dispensaries will be located close to schools, and more.

Just Posted

Adopted pet pig gets killed and eaten

Animal was adopted out by SPCA staff in the Cowichan Valley

Woss Forestry Program now officially tuition free

All particpants for the first intake will have their tuition funded

Snowfall this morning in Port Hardy

Environment Canada reports 5 to 10 centimeters

RDMW frustrated over WFP response to logging trucks on the highway

“The only way you are going to have our trust back is if you sit with us all at the table.”

Working group discusses public intoxication problem in Port Hardy

The aim is to “set up a framework to make the community a safer place.”

Therapy dogs make appearance at B.C. Games

The St. John’s Ambulance therapy dog program launches a pilot project at the 2018 Kamloops B.C. Winter Games

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks fold 5-3 in first ever trip to Vegas

Daniel Sedin had two points as Canucks fall to the Golden Knights Friday night

That’s a wrap: B.C. Games results after Day 1

Vancouver-Coastal Zone 5 is in the lead for medals Friday at the Kamloops 2018 B.C. Winter Games

Vancouver Island job market ever-evolving

Various sectors driving employment in region will be represented at Black Press career fair in Comox Feb. 8

Sticking the landing at the B.C. Games

Gymnasts talk competition, B.C. Winter Games, and teamwork in Kamloops

$153M in federal cash to fund child care, education training in B.C.

Bilateral agreement will create 1,370 new infant and toddler spaces

A B.C. woman talks her life in the sex trade

A view into the life from one Kelowna prostitute and the issues it can cause for women

Twitter feed prays for — instead of preying on — B.C. MLAs

Non-partisan Christian group wants to support politicians through personalized prayer

Most Read