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The current production facility statutes have not been updated since 1996 and do not regulate adult cannabis use at all

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David Yasvinski

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December 02, 2019 • • 2nd December 2019 • • 1 minute read The city has started a cannabis production study to bring it up to date as soon as possible. The city has started a cannabis production study to bring it up to date as soon as possible. Photo by Cole Burston / Bloomberg

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Burlington, Ontario is working hard to update its outdated statutes to allow cannabis producers to come to town. According to inhalton.com, several companies have already expressed their interest, said Mayor Marianne Meed Ward.

“We have to keep doing this because we know there are companies looking to set up in Burlington,” said Ward. “I’m very proud of the way we got involved in this conversation. It was very respectful. We need to hear all perspectives. “

Canada’s Cannabis Act introduced a new framework for regulating the production, distribution, and sale of medical marijuana and recreational marijuana when it became law over a year ago. However, Burlington’s current manufacturing facility statutes have not been updated since 1996 and do not address adult cannabis use at all.

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The city has started a cannabis production study to bring it up to date as soon as possible. It has gathered background information and carried out analyzes and will soon be making recommendations to the Department of City Building. After that, the city will turn to “formal and external engagement” before making a final recommendation to its council.

“This is not an easy discussion and many local governments have chosen to look into it,” Meed Ward said, referring to other cities that, unlike Burlington, had voted completely against the cannabis industry. “I think we are taking a thoughtful approach to allow a legal company to operate in our city and not stigmatize it. The process opened my eyes.

“I’m proud of the way we as a community have tackled this problem together.”

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