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Application for 10th Cannabis Retail Store in Burlington Received by AGCO: Written Comments due to Province by June 18

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*Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont.—June 5, 2020— The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a tenth cannabis retail store in Burlington called Nova Cannabis. The proposed location at 2485 Appleby Line Unit G1 is now up for public comment.

Written comments about the proposed location will be received by the AGCO until Thursday, June 18, 2020 and may be submitted online at www.agco.ca/iAGCO. The AGCO will accept submissions from:

  • A resident of the municipality in which the proposed store is located
  • The municipality representing the area in which the proposed store is located and/or its upper-tier municipality.

Comments submitted to the AGCO should relate to the following matters of public interest:

  • Protecting public health and safety
  • Protecting youth and restricting their access to cannabis
  • Preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis

After June 18, the AGCO will consider all written comments and available information to decide whether the application for the proposed store location will be approved.

Currently there are eight licensed cannabis retail stores in Burlington, including three approved since the ACGO moved to an open licensing system for cannabis retail store applications earlier this year. The eight stores include:

Relm Cannabis Co.4031 Fairview St., Ste. 103
Corner Cannabis3007 New St.
The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co.1505 Guelph Line, Unit 3-4
Friendly Stranger Plains Road1025 and 1059 Plains Rd. E., Unit 3
Pioneer Cannabis Co.1200 Brant St., Unit B-004
mihi3500 Dundas St., Unit A1B
Canna Cabana Burlington2400 Guelph Line, Unit 2
Welcome Cannabis1401 Plains Rd., Unit 5

QUICK FACTS:

  • On Jan. 14, 2019, Burlington City Council voted to allow the operation of retail cannabis stores in Burlington
  • On Apr. 1, 2019, the first round of brick and mortar, privately-operated retail cannabis stores opened across the province
  • The AGCO is licensing and enforcing regulations related to retail cannabis stores in Ontario
  • The ACGO introduced an open licensing system for cannabis retail stores in January 2020. On March 2, 2020, the ACGO began accepting store authorization applications.
  • The provincial requirement for a cannabis retail store is 150 metres from schools (as defined by the Education Act), as per the provincial regulations. The City of Burlington guideline for a cannabis retail store is 500 metres from schools

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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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3 thoughts on “Application for 10th Cannabis Retail Store in Burlington Received by AGCO: Written Comments due to Province by June 18”

  1. No NO. a big fat NO The human beings has so many activities But No we do not need any more of these shops that put all citizens at risk.
    Why. Humanity has too many problems without creating more than are detrimental to our Society. Our young people are at risk. Our senior citizens
    are at risk. Our families are at risk. The women are at risk. { Shelters still exist } WE need to make our world a better place.
    Thank you for your time and attention.

  2. Charlie Schwartz

    How many stores of this type are going to be allowed in Burlington? Is there a need for so many? Has this become the normal weekend passtime to join friends & blissfully tune out with almighty weed?

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