The Town of Cobourg is looking for input from residents on whether to allow Marijuana retail stores within Cobourg Town limits. The deadline for a decision is 22 January 2019 but before then there will be an information session in Victoria Hall on December 17, an online survey and two Council meetings. The deadline has been set by the Provincial Government for a one-time opportunity to opt-out of hosting retail cannabis outlets although it will be possible to opt-back in at a later date. The online survey is now open (see link below) and it will be open until 2 January 2019. If you don’t like online surveys, you can also email up to the same date or attend one of the scheduled meetings.
There is now a page on the Town’s web site dedicated to this issue (go here). At right is a photo of a typical Cannabis Store.
The options offered in the survey are:
- “Opt-Out” and not allow cannabis retailers to operate in the Town of Cobourg.
- Allow cannabis retailers to operate only in commercial/retailed zoned areas in the Town of Cobourg.
The Town lists the opportunities to “Engage” on this subject:
|Survey||Online survey||Deadline: January 2, 2019.||24/7 Access|
|Public Information Session||Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Council Chambers.||December 17, 2018.||6 p.m.|
|Email Feedback||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org||Deadline: January 2, 2019.||24/7 Access|
Victoria Hall, 55 King Street West, Council Chambers.
|Committee of the Whole: January 7, 2019.||4 p.m.|
|Regular Council: January 14, 2019.||4 p.m.|
Whatever is decided, it’s likely that there will be an outlet at the FSD Pharma plant since it apparently comes under Federal jurisdiction.