A staff report that will go before the government of the Halifax Regional Municipality on Tuesday urges the municipal government to take a proactive approach and begin developing policies and regulations permitting retail cannabis dispensaries within the municipality once the adult-use market is legalized at the federal level. The report sets out three courses of action for … [Read more...] about Staff Report Urges Halifax Government to Prepare Legal Framework For Retail Cannabis Dispensaries
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
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?
The Toronto Board of Health has adopted a report which will see the Board make a wide ranging number of requests to the federal and provincial governments, including a request to the federal government to immediately decriminalize the possession of recreational cannabis for personal use until legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis comes into force. Report for Action … [Read more...] about Toronto Board of Health to ask Federal Government to Immediately Decriminalize Cannabis
In a letter to the Toronto Board of Health, Jan Westcott, President of Spirits Canada, the national organization representing Canadian alcohol distillers, has called a proposal for plain cannabis packaging "misguided". The letter, which was sent this past Friday, was in response to the Board of Health's recommendation document pertaining to legal access to non-medical … [Read more...] about Canadian Alcohol Distillers Call Plain Cannabis Packaging Proposal “Misguided”