City seeking public input on retail sales of cannabis

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The City of Kingston has some decisions to make regarding the retail sales of cannabis, and is inviting feedback from residents on the subject.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 the Province of Ontario announced the regulations to be put in place which will allow for the sale of cannabis at licensed retail outlets throughout the province, beginning in April of 2019.

Amongst other rules, the provincial regulations:

–      Establish minimum allowable distance of 150m between cannabis retail stores and schools.

–      Restrict those 19 and younger from entering a store where cannabis is sold.

–      Require all private recreational cannabis retail storefronts to be stand-alone stores.

–      Require all those working in a cannabis retail story to complete approved training.

For more details about the Province’s retail cannabis sales regulations, click here.

Municipalities will have until Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 to decide on whether to be part of the provincial framework for selling cannabis in retail stores (municipalities may lift this decision later). For more details see: www.CityofKingston.ca/Cannabis.

The City of Kingston invites people to complete the brief survey at http://GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The results of the survey will be included in a report to Council in January 2019.

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