Article by Joshua Santos, Standard-Freeholder
A proposal to bring a retail cannabis store to Cornwall has been submitted to the government for approval.
Shiny Bud Cannabis Co. has submitted an application to open a store at 612 Pitt St. The public noticed period has commenced and will conclude at midnight on June 9.
“Residents of Cornwall have an opportunity to submit comments to the AGCO determining whether the location is in the public interest,” said Raymond Kahnert, senior advisor of communications for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission (AGCO).
The AGCO is the governing body responsible for the safe, responsible and lawful sale of cannabis, consistent with the legislation enacted by the provincial government. Its regulatory objectives are to ensure that the retail sale of cannabis in Ontario is carried out with honesty, integrity and in the public interests.
Shiny Bud Cannabis Co. offers a variety of cannabis products, such as edibles, teas, soda water, dried flower, oils, extracts, sprays and cannabinoid (CBD) pills and tinctures at its Toronto location. It also offers a wide selection of accessories from bongs, papers, backwoods, pipes, grinders, trays, scales and cleaners among many other things.
Another location is also planned to open in Cornwall at 410 Montreal Rd., although that application is still in process with no request for public comment open at this time.
“Before issuing a licence to any operator, the AGCO undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the applicant and all interested parties, including police and background checks, said Kahnert.
The AGCO Registrar will consider written submissions as to why the proposed store is not in the public interest as set out in the regulation made under the Cannabis Licence Act, 2018. They consider matters on protecting public health and safety, protecting youth and restricting their access to cannabis and preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis.