A retail cannabis shop has now opened on the Penticton Indian Reserve, just steps from the mid-way point of the Okanagan River channel.
Indigenous Bloom officially opened its doors Wednesday, and while the owner declined an interview, he said plans are in the works for a grand opening celebration Sept. 7.
Finishing touches on the exterior siding are being installed, and the shop boasts an open concept layout and modern touches.
The store has not received a licence to operate from the B.C. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.
Indigenous Bloom is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day and is located at 107 Green Mountain Rd.
Spiritleaf and Cannabis Cottage have been licenced to operate in Penticton.
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the business would operate under provincial regulations, but the story has now been amended to note the store has not received provincial approvals, according to a provincial website that lists approved cannabis stores.