Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement

At its meeting on December 17, 2018, Council made a decision to provide a Notice to the Registrar (of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario) that Owen Sound has chosen to "opt in" to the retail sale of recreational cannabis.  The licensing of retail sales outlets will be done by the AGCO on behalf of the Province of Ontario.

Council has prepared and adopted a Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement.

The purpose of this policy statement is to set out specific and locally sensitive considerations or uses to represent the expectations of the community in allowing cannabis retail stores. The statement will be used by municipal staff to provide input to the AGCO within the proposed 15-day review period.

Further information on Retail Cannabis Retail Stores can be found at

Staff Reports
Draft Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement
Background Information & Public Input Survey (Now Closed)

Please review the following document to obtain additional background information.

Thank you to those who took the time to complete the survey and provide feedback to Council on the draft Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement.

Approved Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement

At its meeting on April 1, 2019, Council approved a by-law to adopt Policy No. CS85, Municipal Cannabis Policy Statement.

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