9th cannabis store proposed in Burlington

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received a ninth application for a cannabis retail store in Burlington.

The city of Burlington says the store will be called “The Spot Cannabis” and its proposed location is 3247 Appleby Line Unit 3-4.

“The majority of the locations of cannabis stores that have popped up in Burlington, including this latest one, meet our city guidelines for where we’d like to see these shops,” said Marianne Meed Ward, Mayor of Burlington. “Burlington was one of the first municipalities to embrace this new form of business and working to make sure these stores are located where they can offer safe access to a legal substance to anyone legally allowed to purchase it is important for our community.”

The city of Burlington guideline for a cannabis retail store is 500 metres from a school.

The proposed location is now up for public comment.

Written comments will be received by AGCO until June 10 and may be submitted online at www.agco.ca/iAGCO.

Submissions will be accepted by residents of the municipality of Halton.

Comments should relate to protecting public health and safety, protecting youth/restricting their access to cannabis and preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis.

After June 10, the AGCO will consider all written comments and available information to decide whether the application for the proposed store will be approved.