November 27, 2018 11:19 am
Updated: November 28, 2018 4:27 pm

Cobourg launches online survey on whether to allow retail cannabis stores

The Town of Cobourg is asking for public input on whether to allow retail cannabis stores in the community.

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The Town of Cobourg wants to hear from its residents.  It has launched an online survey asking if they support retail cannabis stores setting up within town limits.

Municipalities have until Jan. 22 to decide on a one-time offer by the province to opt out of having retail cannabis stores before outlets are able to operate in April.  Any municipality that chooses to opt out can opt back in at a later date.

READ MORE: City of Kingston launches online survey on whether to allow retail cannabis stores

The Engage Cobourg schedule is  as follows:

  • Public information session at Victoria Hall: Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Survey deadline: Jan. 2
  • Email feedback at communications@cobourg.ca deadline: Jan. 2
  • Committee of the whole: Jan. 7 at 4 p.m.
  • Council: Jan. 14 at 4 p.m.

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The online survey asks “Should the Town of Cobourg opt out of having retail cannabis stores operating in Cobourg?”

It has two options to choose from:

  • “Opt Out” and not allow cannabis retailers to operate in the Town of Cobourg.
  • Allow cannabis retailers to operate only in commercial/retail zoned areas in the Town of
    Cobourg.

The survey is open only to residents and businesses in Cobourg.

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