The City of Victoria is taking the lead from Vancouver and moving to regulate marijuana shops.
Mayor Lisa Helps says council will first draw up a list of proposals then hold a town hall meeting.
“The next steps will be similar to what Vancouver’s doing, to consult with the public in various ways starting with, probably, the stakeholders, which are most affected, which are some of the businesses that are operating now.”
There are 18 pot dispensaries in Victoria.
This time last year there were four.
Vancouver has 85.