Take the Survey – Should the City Allow Retail Cannabis Stores?
Cannabis retail stores greater sudbury

Take the City’s online survey to give your opinion on whether or not we should opt in or opt out of allowing retail cannabis stores in our municipality.

Recreational use of cannabis became legal in Canada on October 17, 2018. In Ontario, we have new laws that tell us how, where and who can buy and have cannabis:

– You must be 19 years of age and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis;
– Cannabis can only be purchased through the online Ontario Cannabis Store;
– The use of cannabis is permitted where ever tobacco use is permitted;
– You are able to have a maximum of 30 grams of dried cannabis on you, in public;
– You are able to grow up to four plants in your home.

You can find out all the places where and where not you can smoke or vape cannabis here.

Regulations for private retail sales are currently being drafted by Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. These regulations are anticipated to be in place for April 1, 2019. Retail stores will be authorized and licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Municipalities are being offered the opportunity to opt out of having a retail cannabis store in their community and must so by January 22, 2019. Municipalities may opt in at a later date. If a municipality decides to opt in, they cannot chose to opt out at a later date.

Residents are invited to take part in a short survey related to local retail cannabis stores. The survey is available on the city’s website here. Comments will be accepted until November 30. The information collected will help City Council decide how to approach local retail stores for recreational cannabis.

During the month of December, the City will conduct more polling so that additional information can be compiled and reported to Council. A final report, with all feedback collected, will be presented to City Council on January 15, 2019. Municipalities in Ontario have until January 22, 2019 to respond to the province on whether to opt in or out of allowing retail cannabis stores.

Take the survey here. There are three questions with multiple choice answers.

1) Do you support or oppose the federal government’s decision to legalize cannabis for recreational use?

2) Do you have concerns about the potential of having cannabis retail stores in Greater Sudbury?

3) Do you feel the municipality should choose to allow retail cannabis stores in Greater Sudbury?

You can sign in or register to leave a comment in the guestbook or contact your city councillor here.

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