Should Burlington allow weed cafes?


The City of Burlington is asking residents to share their thoughts about whether cafes and lounges serving and allowing the consumption of cannabis should be allowed to operate in the city.

To help gather the community's input, the City has also launched an online survey at open to Burlington residents until Sunday, Feb. 23. To complete the brief survey, residents must first register or be a member of Get Involved Burlington.

Staff says the survey will help inform the discussion at Burlington City Council on Feb. 24 to respond to the Ontario Government's online consultation for potential cannabis business opportunity additions. The City's survey will also ask residents their feedback on the potential extension of Special Occasion Permits (SOPs) identified in the Ontario Government's online consultation. SOPs would allow cannabis to be served and consumed at festivals and events in public places and spaces.

The Ontario Government's public consultation was announced on Feb. 10, 2020 and the province will accept feedback until March 10.

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