Let's Talk Niagara Falls: Cannabis Use and Retail Stores

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This news item was posted on 12/20/2018 2:00:00 PM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - The City of Niagara Falls wants to know what its residents think about the potential establishment of local cannabis retail stores and the use of cannabis in public spaces like streets, sidewalks, parks, and transit stops. Municipalities have until January 22, 2019 to pass a resolution to opt out of the retail sales. Residents are encouraged to learn more and share their comments through the City's online engagement site: letstalk.niagarafalls.ca.

City Council passed a motion at their last public meeting, held December 11, 2018, to gather more public input on the use and sale of cannabis in Niagara Falls. Council will revisit the issue at their next public meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5 p.m. Anyone wishing to address Council on the matter at that meeting, must register with Acting City Clerk, Bill Matson by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019.

The provincial government recently introduced new legislation and regulations to regulate the sale and use of recreational cannabis. The legislation provides that recreational cannabis may be made available in privately operated retail cannabis stores. 

Residents can learn more about the issues facing Council, find answers to frequently asked questions, read the report prepared by City Staff, and share their comments on letstalk.niagarafalls.ca. The deadline to submit comments online is also 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. 

For more information, contact:

Alex Herlovitch, Director of Planning, Building & Development
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext 4231
[email protected]

Bill Matson, Acting City Clerk
City of Niagara Falls
905-356-7521 ext 4271
[email protected]

Posted on: 12/20/2018 2:00 PM - Category: Media Releases