Third cannabis retailer enters Fort St. John

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Another cannabis retailer is looking to enter the market in Fort St. John.

Glory Cannabis Company is looking to open on 100 Street at the site of the former Mastaro Sushi, and Wings and Things and Good Ole Dayz. The city has issued public notice seeking comment from nearby residents and businesses until Friday, January 4.

The company has already soft launched online and on social media, and bills itself as a family-owned and operated retailer based in Fort St. John.

The company is led by city residents Sheldon James and David Tran.

James is originally from Toronto and is completing his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Thompson Rivers University. He's been steadily growing a career in the cannabis industry, first as a cultivation and propagation technician at Mettrum Labs, which was later bought and merged with Canopy Growth Corporation.

Tran has a background in marketing and real estate development, with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management from the Asia Pacific International University and a business management diploma from Northern Lights College.

"We're looking to make a big stand here in Fort St. John," James said Monday.

Glory Cannabis Company is the third retailer to enter the local market since cannabis was legalized in Canada on Oct. 17.

HIVE Cannabis is looking to set up in the former office of the Northeast News, vacant since it closed in 2016. Meanwhile, the B.C. government has plans for a BC Cannabis store downtown.

A report on HIVE Cannabis is slated for the Dec. 10 council meeting. The city did not receive any public feedback from a recent review, officials say.

The province's application will only go through an internal review process by the city.

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