Creston NewsNews No cap for Creston cannabis retail stores SHARE ON: Jensen Shields, staff Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 2018 (image courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org) Creston will let the market sort itself out when it comes to managing cannabis retail locations. Director of Municipal Services Ross Beddoes did not propose having a cap on the number of stores on Tuesday’s committee of the whole meeting. He says he would rather see the market sort itself out and council concurred. A 150 metre buffer will still be required between cannabis outlets and schools. Beddoes says retail locations will likely be downtown and in the Creston Valley Mall. A $1500.00 licensing fee and a $500.00 business license is also on the table for local cannabis stores. That does not include the $10,000.00 provincial application fee. Two applications for cannabis retail stores in Creston have already gone through the province with a third on the way. Council will vote on the 11th to pass the bylaw making Creston one step closer to awarding licenses.