Interim control bylaw on cannabis cultivation operations up for review next week

An interim control bylaw to regulate cannabis cultivation operations across Brock Township will soon by up for review.

Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden noted that bylaw would be included on the agendas for next week’s slate of committee meeting during the council session Monday night (April 1).

She noted that she had just finished meeting with a group of residents in the Beaverton area about cannabis cultivation operations and said she hopes that their concerns – and others – will be allayed by the passage of a bylaw.

Members of council opted to proceed with the development of an interim control bylaw following a presentation from consultant Kent Randall at the March 25 meeting of the planning committee.

Randall and CAO Thom Gettinby both made it clear that the bylaw will address land-use compatibility issues related to the cultivation of cannabis – not recreational sales or operations that are looking to set up shop in areas already zoned for industrial use.

“The interim control bylaw will provide the Township with some breathing room,” Randall said.

“The bylaw will focus on the cultivation of cannabis, principally in the rural areas,” Gettinby added.

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