Article by Mehreen Shahid, Orillia Matters
Retail cannabis may be coming to Simcoe North.
Changes in regulation around the application process surrounding retail cannabis have opened the door to retailers interested in setting up shop in the towns of Midland, Penetanguishene and Tiny Township, all of which opted-in last year.
Tay Township was the only one that refrained.
“At that time, council wasn’t sure of regulations,” said Steven Farquharson, Tay’s director of planning and development. “It was brand new and a lot of municipalities weren’t sure if they wanted to jump on. As soon as you opted in, you couldn’t opt out — so council was treading lightly.”
Staff has been asked to report back to council considering how matters have been going for surrounding municipalities that did opt-in.