Will the Town allow cannabis retailers in Innisfil?

This is a matter for the new Town Council to decide after they take office in December 2018. Municipalities have the opportunity to opt-out of allowing retail stores by January 22, 2019.

Does the Town intend to opt-out of allowing cannabis retailers in Innisfil?

Town Council will decide whether or not cannabis retail establishments should be allowed in Innisfil. Staff is looking for public input on the matter while they do their due diligence to ensure Council is prepared to make an informed decision.

Who provides the license to private retailers to operate in Innisfil?

Should the Town choose to allow private retailers to operate in Innisfil, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the independent provincial regulator, will license and regulate private cannabis retail in Innisfil.

What types of businesses can apply for cannabis retail license?

The provincial government will establish the licensing mechanism. For more information visit the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website: https://www.agco.ca/cannabis/private-retail-licensing-and-regulation.

Where will these stores be located if allowed?

Should the Town choose to allow private retailers to operate in Innisfil, store locations will be regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). When a store location application is received, the AGCO Registrar will initiate a public notice process for the municipality and its residents to make written submissions to the Registrar within a 15-day period.