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Charlottetown sets rules for marijuana stores

Charlottetown has brought in new regulations around where cannabis can be sold in the city.

Stores must be at least a kilometre apart

Initially there will be just one marijuana shop in Charlottetown. (Erik White/CBC )

Charlottetown has brought in new regulations around where cannabis can be sold in the city.

The changes to the bylaw passed third reading at Monday night's council meeting.

A store will not be allowed within 300 metres of a school, after-school program, playground or daycares, or early learning centres.

Provincial legislation has marijuana stores as government-run operations only. There will be just one store initially in Charlottetown, and the province is in the process of choosing a spot for it

Should there be more than one store in the future, council has stipulated that stores must be at least 1000 metres apart.

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With files from Natalia Goodwin

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