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North Shore residents don't want more pot shops: poll

Less than a fifth of those polled want to see more pot shops.
Two BC Cannabis stores are due to open in North Vancouver, although more than 40 per cent of residents polled say they don't want any more pot shops. | BC Cannabis Stores

Although there are only six cannabis stores operating on the North Shore, a sizable chunk of the community says they don't want any more.

North Shore News polled 1,106 online readers and asked the question: Does the North Shore have enough cannabis shops?

The poll ran from Feb. 3 to 18 on our website. Of the 1,106 votes, we can determine that 454 are from within the community. The full results are as follows:

No, there are many neighbourhoods that don't have any at all. 17.40% local, 18.54% total    
Yes, it's easy enough to find one and we have enough options. 42.95% local, 38.16% total    
The North Shore has too many cannabis stores. 39.65% local, 43.31% total    
  Local   Total

Since recreational cannabis was legalized in 2018, the City of North Vancouver has approved six stores, four of which are now open. 

The District of North Vancouver has rezoned six stores as well, although only two have opened so far.

West Vancouver only just started considering applications for cannabis retailers in December last year. Council approved two stores, one in Ambleside and one in Horseshoe Bay.

Results are based on an online study of adult North Shore News readers that are located in North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The margin of error - which measures sample variability - is +/- 2.94%, 19 times out of 20.

North Shore News uses a variety of techniques to capture data, detect and prevent fraudulent votes, detect and prevent robots, and filter out non-local and duplicate votes.