In preparation for the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis, an additional 15 Ontario municipalities have been identified for one or more standalone cannabis retail stores. In combination with the 14 municipalities communicated earlier, these are the municipalities identified for stores to open in July 2018.
- Lindsay (Kawartha Lakes)
- Niagara Falls
- St. Catharines
Municipalities are being engaged on the guidelines and process for store siting.
The guidelines will achieve our key objectives: protecting youth by making sure stores are not close to schools; providing access within communities; and addressing the illegal market.
As part of the process, when a specific store site is identified, a public notice will be posted online here and, when possible, at the physical location. The public can now submit comments on the intended site before it is confirmed.
Consumers in all regions of Ontario will have access to cannabis through an online channel.
Questions? Contact us here.