CAMPBELL RIVER, BC- The first legal cannabis store in Campbell River will open in June.

Along with the approval from the City of Campbell River, the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch agreed to Muse Cannabis to be the first recreational cannabis store in Campbell River.

Muse Cannabis will also be opening a store in Vancouver which is scheduled to open in May.

The main concern for Campbell River residents has nothing to do with cannabis, according to Mike McKee, partner and CFO of Muse Cannabis.

“Local residents are expecting Muse to be a big draw and they’re mostly worried about increased traffic in the area,” said McKee.

“The overwhelming feedback in Vancouver and Campbell River signifies a long overdue shift in how people view cannabis in BC.”

Muse Cannabis is hoping to be open to a wide demographic, according to McKee.

“There is no longer a type of person who can use cannabis, it’s you and me, it’s people who make our community great: soccer moms and dads, business leaders and grandparents.” said Mckee.

They are hoping to bring in not only quality brands but to give customers a great experience.

McKee is also behind of JAK’S Beer and Wine Spirits.

“There are many synergies behind selling liquor and cannabis, and we know how to operate growth and regulatory framework.” said McKee.

A store in Courtenay will also be opening up this summer.

Muse does have plans to expand throughout BC, they hope to open a total of 8 stores by 2020.