Niagara Falls Medical Marijuana Proposal to Go Before City Council

Article by Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review

Niagara Falls city council approved a zoning bylaw amendment application for 6471 Kister Road in the Stanley Avenue Business Park to allow for a medical marijuana facility to be located there.

Niagara Falls city council will consider allowing a medical marijuana facility in the Stanley Avenue Business Park.

The city is scheduled to hold a public session during Tuesday evening’s council meeting to deal with a zoning bylaw amendment application for an address on Kister Road.

The applicant, Alexei Chinkarenko, applied to amend the general industrial zone of 6471 Kister Road to add a medical marijuana facility to the list of permitted uses on the property.

City staff recommends council approve Chinkarenko’s request.

A medical marijuana facility for the pharmaceutical extraction, capsuling and bottling of cannabis product would be compatible with the types of uses anticipated under the industrial designation, said staff in a report to go before council Tuesday.

The subject land is located about 300 metres from the nearest sensitive land use.

Staff said the security requirements that form part of the ne