It won't be a rubber stamp for one downtown High River cannabis retailer.

"Quadz Cannabis" on 1st Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenue's S.W. will appear before the Town's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, after the owners of the neighbouring Pizza Hut filed an appeal of the Town's approval of their development permit.

"Quadz" filed for their permit back on Monday, June 11, with the Town approving their development permit just over two weeks later on Tuesday June 26 as part of their discretionary use bylaw for Cannabis Businesses.

However anyone who had an issue with the approval had 21 days, or until Tuesday, July 17 to appeal, which is when the Pizza Hut owners filed their appeal.

Both sides will appear before the Development Appeal Board Tuesday, August 14 at 3 o'clock in Council Chambers.

The board has 15 days to make a ruling on the appeal.

If neither party agrees, they can then take it to the Province, but Town Planner Sarah Peck says that can turn into a long, expensive process.

However Peck says "Quadz" has also been approved as a Cannabis Counselling Site, and regardless of which way Tuesday's appeal goes, they'll be able to open that end of their business.

The Town of High River has Policies regarding Cannabis legislation and a map showing approved and potential locations.


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