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Monday, December 5, 2022
Town extends interim cannabis bylaw for one year

The town’s interim cannabis bylaw has been extended for one more year.

The decision was made at council on Monday. The current bylaw, passed on Aug. 27, 2018, prohibits any cannabis-related operations and expansions within the town.

The town was supposed to review its land use planning policies and come up with a new bylaw by Aug. 6, 2019. With council’s approval, the bylaw is now extended until August 2020.

Town staff will have to prepare a draft bylaw before a public consulation takes place in September, said Craig Larmour, director of community and development services.

Coun. Clare Cameron asked why the consultation couldn’t take place earlier in summer. Coun. Stuart McCormack, who introduced the motion, said the town wants to have industry leaders and residents available for input, and that some people might not be in town during the summer.