THE CORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF COCHRANE

Public Notice - Cannabis Retail Store Licensing

The government of Ontario has announced the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as the regulator for privately run recreational cannabis retail stores.  The AGCO’s regulatory focus is on the safe, responsible and lawful sale of cannabis, consistent with the government legislation.

Municipalities might choose to opt in or out of allowing cannabis retail stores in their municipality.

OPTING OUT or OPT IN OF RETAIL CANNABIS STORES

Municipalities may opt out of having cannabis retail stores within their jurisdiction. If they wish to do so, the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018 requires them to pass a resolution to that effect by January 22, 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intent of the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Cochrane to decide on either to opt out or opt in of having retail cannabis stores in Cochrane at their Regular Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, Council Chambers, located at 171-Fourth Avenue.

Anyone wishing to attend the meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support or in opposition to having cannabis retail stores must register with the undersigned on or before 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019.

Alice Mercier, Clerk
The Corporation of the Town of Cochrane
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON
P0L 1C0
Tel:  (705) 272-4361 ext. 231
Email:  alice.mercier@cochraneontario.com

More information

Information about Ontario’s approach to cannabis legalization can be found at ontario.ca/cannabis.

For more information about the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada, please visit canada.ca/cannabis.

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