Retail Cannabis Survey Results
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback via the online Cannabis surveys and/or the Public Open House on January 7. In total, 436 surveys were completed between Monday, December 17, 2018 and Tuesday, January 8, 2019.
The results of the public consultation will be presented to Council at the Council Meeting on January 14, 2019.
Complete survey results are available below:
A summary of the results is illustrated below (click image to enlarge)
Recreational cannabis was legalized on October 17, 2018 by the Federal Government and it is now legal to purchase and use cannabis for recreational purposes across Canada.
In Ontario, currently the only way to legally purchase recreational cannabis is online through the Ontario Cannabis Store, but beginning in April 2019 it will be available for purchase through private recreational cannabis retail stores.
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will be the provincial regulator authorized to licence private recreational cannabis retail stores. The Ontario Cannabis Store will be exclusive wholesaler to these retailers.
The province is providing municipalities a one-time opportunity to opt-out of having private recreational cannabis retail stores within their municipal boundaries by January 22, 2019. Councils that opt-out of private sales can opt-back in at a later date. All municipal governments will receive at least $10,000 to support transition to legal cannabis and the province will announce the full funding allocation in the future.
You can find more information at the links below