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Adj–Tos prepares for medical marijuana

January 15, 2016   ·   0 Comments

Adjala–Tosorontio council began Monday night to prepare for the implications of legalized marijuana and potential medical marijuana operations in the township.
With an Interim Control Bylaw passed in February, 2014 which prohibited the development of such facilities until appropriate development controls were in place, coming to an end after two years in February and legalization by the new federal government coming in the spring, township council discussed the best way of dealing with potential medical facilities.
The situation is made more difficult because both the federal and provincial governments have no guidelines in place directing a municipality’s decision.
“It’s up to you,” said Jacquie Tschekalin, township Director of Planning to council.
Councillors agreed that it was crucial that neighbours know that such an operation was going to operate beside them.
“Everybody needs to know,” said Everett area councillor Dave Rose.
Discussion focused on whether a commercial/industrial or agricultural policy should be used to regulate an medical marijuana facility.
Council will discuss the issue further at a future meeting.

By Richard Blanchard

         


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