A new cannabis retail store might be coming to Fernie.
Former Fernie Councillor Dennis Schaefer along with co-owner Sarah Jane Nelson, have sent an application to open Stick and Stone Cannabis Co.
Nelson says they wanted to open the store in response to the criminalization of drug use.
“As parents of young children,” Nelson says “Growing up in one of the worst public health crisis since the 80s, we want to advocate to our community the importance of making informed choices. Based on our research, cannabis is a harm reduction option.”
The two entrepreneurs are still waiting the hear from the government if their application is confirmed.
If approved, the store will be located at the old location of the Fernie Stop & Shop.
– Sarah Jane Nelson, Stick and Stone Cannabis Co.