Private Retail Cannabis

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New Municipal Regulations on Private Cannabis Sales

On April 8th, 2019 the City passed amendments to its Zoning and Business License Bylaws that allow for ‘retail services, restricted’ operations (cannabis shops).  These bylaws set out regulations regarding where cannabis retail stores can be established, setbacks from different land uses in the city, and hours of operations.  To review these bylaw, click on the following links:

Bylaw 2019-08 established that Marwell and specific zones in Downtown are the only areas where ‘retail services, restricted’ are permitted.  In addition, 100 metre buffers were established from the following uses:

  • Lots zoned PR–Parks and Recreation that include a play structure 
  • Temporary shelter services
  • Lots which provides services to youth at risk or people suffering from substance abuse
  • Other ‘retail services, restricted’ operations

Download the map showing required buffers - updated August 27, 2019.

*Note that this map is for reference purposes only.  Any potential applicants should contact the permitting authorities (City of Whitehorse Land and Building Services and Government of Yukon Liquor Corporation) to ensure accurate information.

Licencing requirements established by the Yukon Liquor Corporation should also be reviewed prior to applying for a development permit through the City of Whitehorse.

For further information on establishing a ‘retail services, restricted’ operation, contact one of our Development Officers at or