Iqaluit city council supports proposed cannabis store
Letter of recommendation to be forwarded to Government of Nunavut
Iqaluit city council voted in support of a retail cannabis store during its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Nuna Cannabis Store, which would be located on Federal Rd. in Iqaluit, would be the first of its kind in the territory.
Despite being heard by the council during a meeting last month and sent back to the strategic planning and economic development committee because of potentially wrong information, the recommendation returned to the council unchanged.
“Committee recommends to the council that a letter of recommendation be forwarded to the Government of Nunavut approving a request to locate a cannabis store 1501 Federal Road conditional upon approval of a development permit,” said Deputy Mayor Janet Brewster.
While the city doesn’t have the final say as to whether the store is approved, the Government of Nunavut did ask the city council for feedback and extended its deadline to Sept. 10 in order for them to provide that.
For more information about the Government of Nunavut’s cannabis retail licensing process, visit its website.