“Council has heard from a number of residents, who have brought forward concerns with both current and proposed Cannabis operations in North Grenville,” added Mayor Peckford. “Cannabis facilities continue to show strong interest in North Grenville and we need to be clearer about what our options are as a community.”
The draft Cannabis Study was presented to Council on November 17, 2020 and is open for community feedback.
The study undertook a review of the Cannabis Framework to understand the size and scale of Cannabis operations that are licensed by the Federal Government, and provides recommendations for policy implementation in North Grenville where it pertains to new and establishing Cannabis facilities.
The Cannabis Study looked at a variety of concerns pertaining to Cannabis Facilities, including odour, setbacks, noise, light pollution, and location to sensitive land uses.
“This study provides an opportunity to dive deeper into what policy options are available to the municipality for new Cannabis facilities,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman and Planning and Development Liaison.
For more information visit: www.NorthGrenville.ca/Cannabis.
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Key Findings from the Cannabis Study:
- The legalization of Cannabis has created an increase and demand for Cannabis Production and Processing Facilities.
- There are a variety of concerns regarding Cannabis Facilities, including odour, lighting, setbacks, and security.
- Although Health Canada has established licensing requirements, municipalities can further regulate the establishment of Cannabis Facilities through good land use planning principles and Zoning Regulations.
- There is no one size fits all approach to zoning for Cannabis Facilities. Municipalities across Ontario have taken different approaches to address the location, setbacks, and development standards for new and establishing Cannabis Facilities.
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