Pot Shops Not Likely In the Near Future
Bracebridge Town council has decided to opt-in and allow cannabis retailers within town limits, following a similar move by the Town of Huntsville earlier in the month. The town of Gravenhurst will be considering a similar motion next week.
That doesn’t mean that local pot shops will become the norm in Muskoka for some time, as the province has indicated that only cities with a population of 50,000 will be included in the first wave of licences to be approved.
The province has also announced that they will limit the licences to 25 stores in the first lottery, making it highly unlikely that Muskoka will see weed shops in the near future.
Despite the bleak outlook for legal retailers in the region, all municipalities in Ontario must opt in to have store front retailers by January 22nd.