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New Tecumseth seeks input on local cannabis operations


August 19, 2021
By Brian Lockhart, New Tecumseth Times (Local Journalism Initiative)

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New Tecumseth Town Council in Ontario will hold a statutory public meeting about the Interim Control By-lay on Aug. 25.

An interim control by-law was passed on Oct. 1, 2020 to provide sufficient time to review and study the potential to allow and regulate cannabis operations.

There is currently a hold on all new planning applications related to the establishment of cannabis operations in specific zones.

A survey conducted by the town asked local residents about any concerns they had regarding cannabis operations near their home.

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During the July 12, council meeting several local residents took the opportunity to voice their opinions on the matter.

While some complained about the smell from cannabis operations and a negative impact on nearby homes, other residents said cannabis should be treated like any other agriculture operation in the area.

For verbal representation at the upcoming public meeting regarding the proposed interim control by-law policy approach, participants must register on-line by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

For a written submission regarding the by-law, a written request to the Planning Department can be sent via e-mail at planning@newtecumseth.ca.

The meeting will be live-streamed on the Town of New Tecumseth YouTube channel.