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Cannabis in Saugeen Shores

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Cannabis is Now Legal in Canada - What Does that Mean?

On October 17, 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. From municipalities through to the Federal Government this will have impact on all levels of government. Each level of government has distinct responsibilities in ensuring that the legalization of recreational cannabis is implemented with consideration to community safety, health and economic opportunity. 

The provincial government will introduce legislation to allow the private sector to retail recreational cannabis in Ontario by April 1, 2019. In the meantime and as of October 17, 2018 consumers ages 19 years or older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis through an online retail platform operated by the Ontario Cannabis Store. View Ontario's Cannabis Retail Regulation Landscape.

Municipal Governments Can 'Opt-Out' of Storefront Cannabis Sales 

Municipal governments can opt out of cannabis sales in their communities by January 22, 2019. Councils that opt-out of private sales can opt-back in at a later date. All municipal governments will receive at least $10,000 to support transition to legal cannabis and the province will announce the full funding allocation in the future.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has provided the following presentation: Cannabis Retail Outlet Considerations for Grey Bruce Municipalities

Storefront Sales and Use of Cannabis Survey

The Town of Saugeen Shores would like to hear from you regarding the sale of cannabis at retail stores in the municipality. We are seeking input from local residents and business owners regarding storefront sales and use of cannabis. The short survey will compile public feedback for Council’s consideration as they advance discussions on the appropriate use and sale of cannabis in the Town of Saugeen Shores.

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Complete the online survey - Available until December 31, 2018.

Hardcopy Surveys

Hardcopy surveys are available at the Town Office, 600 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin. Hard copy surveys will be available until 4:30pm on Friday December 21, 2018. 


Source: Government of Canada.