Milton revisits cannabis retail debate


After opting-out of opening cannabis retail stores in December, the Town of Milton is revisiting the decision by giving the public a vote.

The Government of Ontario legalized recreational cannabis on Oct 17, 2018. The provincial government has given municipalities the opportunity to opt-in or out of having privately owned retail cannabis stores in their communities.

Municipalities that opt-out may opt-in later to allow retail cannabis stores, subject to licensing by the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

Until Oct. 7, Milton residents can take the survey and answer the following multiple-choice questions: 

  • Do you expect to purchase cannabis for recreational use in the next 12 months?
  • Do you support or oppose having cannabis retail stores in the Town of Milton?
  • If you were to purchase cannabis, would you prefer to purchase it online or at a retail store? 
  • What, if any, factors would you like the Town of Milton to consider when commenting on the location of retail cannabis stores?

Council will receive the online survey results and staff report at the Council meeting on October 28, 2019.

(Photo by Canna Cabana Hamilton)

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