In an open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory has indicated that Toronto may tax cannabis sales at the municipal level. In his letter dated July 17, 2017, Mayor Tory expressed the view that the Province should engage in planned consultations with the City of Toronto, as well as with other stakeholders, cities, towns and municipalities, … [Read more...] about Toronto May Tax Cannabis Sales at Municipal Level
The Ontario Government announced this morning that it has launched an online cannabis survey, the results of which will inform the drafting of Ontario's provincial cannabis legislation. In the news release, the government also indicated that the Ontario Legalization of Cannabis Secretariat will be hosting a series of expert forums and engagement sessions this summer on the … [Read more...] about Ontario Launches Online Cannabis Survey
Today's provincial cannabis legislation update comes with news out of both the Northwest Territories and the Province of Manitoba. Both these governments have formally announced that they are seeking public input on provincial cannabis legislation. This news helps shed some light on when we can expect to see territorial and provincial legislation in these … [Read more...] about Provincial Cannabis Legislation Update: Northwest Territories Looking at Fall Legislation / Manitoba Looking at 2018
The Council of the District of Columbia has passed a law which gives minority-owned companies preferential access to cannabis business licenses. The emergency legislation modifies a section of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment Initiative of 1999 to provide that that "a certified business enterprise (as defined in the Small, Local, and Disadvantaged … [Read more...] about Minorities Given Preferential Access to Cannabis Business Licenses Under D.C. Law
Edmonton City Council voted 10 - 0 (with three Councillors absent) to amend an existing zoning bylaw to make provision for future storefront cannabis retail establishments, as well for cannabis lounges within the City of Edmonton. The bylaw, as amended, now includes the following under the heading "Commercial Uses" Cannabis Production and Distribution means development … [Read more...] about Storefront Cannabis Retail Coming to Edmonton?