Cannabis Retail Stores in Minto

Consultation has concluded

The Town of Minto is seeking community input on whether to have private recreational cannabis retail stores in Minto.

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 will be the provincial regulator authorized to license private recreational cannabis retail stores. The Ontario Cannabis Store will be the 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. A decision to opt-in cannot be reversed, while a decision to opt-out may be reversed in the future.

Participate in this quick poll or by attending the Public Meeting on January 8th at 5:30 pm at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre to make sure your voice is considered in this important discussion.


The Town of Minto is seeking community input on whether to have private recreational cannabis retail stores in Minto.

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 will be the provincial regulator authorized to license private recreational cannabis retail stores. The Ontario Cannabis Store will be the 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. A decision to opt-in cannot be reversed, while a decision to opt-out may be reversed in the future.

Participate in this quick poll or by attending the Public Meeting on January 8th at 5:30 pm at the Harriston-Minto Community Centre to make sure your voice is considered in this important discussion.