15th application for a license to sell cannabis in Burlington being considered by the AGCO

News 100 greenBy Staff

September 21st, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

Isn’t there some kind of limit?

Is this what the city bought into when it approved having cannabis retail locations in the city? We could have said no.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has received an application for a 15th cannabis retail store in Burlington called Verde Luv Inc. The proposed location at 1900 Walkers Line, Unit 7 is now up for public comment.

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People lined up outside a cannabis store in Burlington.

This application does not meet the City of Burlington Council approved guidelines. A previous application, currently under review by the AGCO, for a 14th cannabis retail store in Burlington has a proposed location at 3505 Upper Middle Rd., Unit D003 and is within 500m of this applicant’s location. This is “clustering” which is discouraged; each applicant should propose a location that is at least more than 500m from another cannabis retail store in Burlington.

Written comments about the proposed location will be received by the AGCO until Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020 and may be submitted online at www.agco.ca/iAGCO. The AGCO will accept submissions from:

• A resident of the municipality in which the proposed store is located
• The municipality representing the area in which the proposed store is located and/or its upper-tier municipality.
Comments submitted to the AGCO should relate to the following matters of public interest:
• Protecting public health and safety
• Protecting youth and restricting their access to cannabis
• Preventing illicit activities in relation to cannabis

After Oct. 4, the AGCO will consider all written comments and available information to decide whether the application for the proposed store location will be approved.

Currently there are eight licensed cannabis retail stores in Burlington, including three approved since the ACGO moved to an open licensing system for cannabis retail store applications earlier this year. The eight stores include:

• Relm Cannabis Co. 4031 Fairview St. Suite 103
• Corner Cannabis 3007 New St.
• The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. 1505 Guelph Line, Unit 3-4
• Friendly Stranger Plains Road 1025 and 1059 Plains Rd. E., Unit 3
• Pioneer Cannabis Co. 1200 Brant St., Unit B-004
• mihi 3500 Dundas St., Unit A1B
• Canna Cabana Burlington 2400 Guelph Line, Unit 2
• Welcome Cannabis 1401 Plains Rd., Unit 5

Six additional cannabis retail stores are under review by the AGCO and one is out for comment, including this one.

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2 comments to 15th application for a license to sell cannabis in Burlington being considered by the AGCO

  • Penny Hersh

    Cannabis is legal. Why are people so surprised that there are increasing applications for Cannabis Stores in Burlington?

    If the LCBO was not run by the government how many stores would you see selling liquor? Now that grocery stores can sell beer I haven’t seen anyone writing articles, and liquor can be just, if not more dangerous, if not consumed properly.

    For the record, for those who know me they are aware that I do not drink nor have I ever tried cannabis ( boring I know). Do I think that this is an issue for young people – yes. Do I think that restrictions need to be enforced – absolutely.

    It doesn’t matter how many cannabis stores are located in Burlington. Like any other business if they can’t make money they will close. I won’t be spending any money in these establishments, but others will.

  • SteveW

    I have to admit … I do occasionally indulge but I don’t think we need another store in Burlington. There should be a limit on the number of stores selling cannabis products based on population.

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