Changes to three bylaws are on the way for Terrace in preparation for the Canada-wide legalization of cannabis next month.
Under the first change, cannabis storefront locations will be limited to specific downtown zones which must be 300 metres from a school property and 100 metres from another cannabis retailer.
An annual license fee of 500 dollars, paid to the city, to operate a storefront location has also been established.
Changes to the Parks and Public Places bylaw will see the smoking or vaping of cannabis or any substance, including tobacco, prohibited in anywhere designated for community recreation, which includes parks, recreation centres, gardens, and more.
Smokers must also maintain at least a 6 metre distance from transit centres, bus stops, or any other marked passenger unloading zone.
Finally, a fine of 200 dollars has been added to the ticket information bylaw if you are caught smoking or vaping in a public place.
Cannabis sales are set to become legal across the country on October 17th.