Cannabis Dispensaries

The Bylaws establishing the regulation of cannabis dispensaries were adopted on July 5, 2016. The District of Squamish began accepting Business Licence applications for cannabis dispensaries starting July 6, 2016 by email or in person at the Development Services counter, Municipal Hall.

  • Resident Business Licence application information and forms can be found online
  • Applications that address all necessary requirements will be processed according to the date the application was received. Applicants will be contacted if there are outstanding items within their application. Applications substantially lacking in required submissions may be deemed incomplete and cancelled. 

District of Squamish Business Licenses will be issued if all the conditions are met under the following bylaws: View our Bylaw Library.

 The following information must accompany a business licence application for a cannabis dispensary:

  • A security plan acceptable to the Licence Inspector;
  • Contact information for a responsible person available to be contacted at any time;
  • A criminal record information check for the person who applies for the business licence and every store manager;
  • Proof of a security alarm contract providing for monitoring at all times;
  • Certificate of title or the lease for the premises.
  • Proof of application for a provincial licence will be required once the provincial licensing system is put into place. 


  • Cannabis dispensary Business Licence fee: $5,000
  • The fine for operating without a valid business licence is $100 per day.


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