Article by Ashley Taylor, Brantford Expositor
A cannabis retail store could be on its way to Main Street of Port Dover.
A notice from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has been posted in the storefront window at 237 Main Street. Village Cannabis Co. is listed as the store name on the notice. The windows at the location are covered over with paper boasting the name.
There is a 15-day public notice period for proposed cannabis stores, a requirement for an applicant to receive a retail store authorization. During that time, a municipality or its residents can write a submission to the commission if it’s felt the proposed store isn’t in the public interest as set out in the regulations under the Cannabis Licence Act. That includes protecting public health and safety; protecting youth and restricting their access to cannabis; and preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis.
The notice for the Port Dover location closes on July 21.
In one of its first acts after being sworn in back in December 2018, the current Norfolk County council voted to allow marijuana retailers to set up shop in the area in an 8-0 vote.
In Norfolk County, there are several large-scale marijuana producers that are licensed by Health Canada.