A cannabis store is on the way for the town of Gibbons.
Although the Alberta government suspended all license applications due to a product shortage, one company is still committed to making Gibbons their home.
Sunrise Cannabis owner James Brinegar attended Wednesday's (Nov.28) council meeting with intention for approval.
A public hearing was held with no residents speaking against the store. Council members were also in favour as the retailer would offer six employment positions.
"The more services that are in Gibbons, the more people are going to shop in their community," said Brinegar.
"That helps us with control and it sticks with our bylaw which is in accordance with the AGLC, the federal government and the provincial governments mandated distances," said mayor Dan Deck.
Potential store hopefuls could be waiting 6-18 months before the province starts accepting applications again.
"We feel that is not a very realistic timeline and we're hoping the government is going to get their act together," added Brinegar.
Sunrise Cannabis is planning on setting up shop on 50th Avenue.