Prince George approves two more independent cannabis stores

Prince George will now be getting two more independent cannabis stores.

Longtime Prince George business Zaga’s Hemp Shop, and new business Shire Green both got the “green light” at Monday’s city council meeting (June 10).

Both businesses have Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch approval, and now after an informal public hearing and unanimous vote from council, both businesses also have a cannabis license and three-year temporary use permit allowing for the sale of the retail sale of cannabis.

“We have created trust with our customers many of them have been with us since our opening,” said Ginny Burnett during her presentation to council.

Zaga’s is currently located at 1543 Victoria Street in the Redwood Square and is not located near any schools or residential housing.

Burnett opened Zaga’s Hemp Shop with her husband Fred in 2004, and together, they have been successfully running the business for 15 years.

“Our customers have been constantly asking us when

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