Council to vote on recreational cannabis retail stores in Oakville

Thu, 03 Jan 2019

On January 14, 2019, Council will discuss and vote on whether to opt-in or opt-out of allowing retail cannabis stores in town.

Ahead of that decision, the town wants to hear what residents have to say.

Share your opinion

In person

Attend the Planning and Development Council meeting on January 14 at 7 p.m. at Halton Regional Centre , Council Chambers 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville.

If you want to speak to Council, please register as a delegate by emailing townclerk@oakville.ca or call the Town Clerk at 905-815-6015.

By email

Can’t make the meeting? Email your thoughts to townclerk@oakville.ca

Background

The Province of Ontario has elected to allow recreational cannabis to be sold on-line through the Ontario Cannabis Store or in privately operated retail stores.

The location and operation of these private stores will be under the control of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), which is also responsible for regulating gaming and alcohol sales in the province.

This private retail model will launch April 1, 2019.

The province is allowing municipalities to make a one-time decision to opt-out of permitting physical cannabis retail stores within their boundaries by January 22, 2019. Municipalities that choose to opt-out can opt back in at any time — but that decision is final.

If the AGCO has not received written notification from a municipality by January 22, 2019, then, by default, private cannabis retail stores will be allowed within that municipality beginning April 1, 2019.

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact the Town Clerks office at townclerk@oakville.ca or call 905-815-6015 (TTY 905-338-4200) or fill out the accessible online feedback form.

Details

For more information, visit the cannabis page.