Sackville residents will have an opportunity to raise their concerns or voice their support for a proposed change to the town’s zoning bylaw that would allow small cannabis grow-ops to be developed in agricultural zones.
A public hearing will be held June 10 at 7 p.m. in town council chambers for consideration of a request to amend the bylaw to incorporate cannabis cultivation as a permitted use in the agriculture/conservation zone.
Planner Lori Bickford explained that an application has been received by local resident Dan Fillmore to permit micro-cultivation of cannabis in the town of Sackville. At this time, however, the zoning bylaw prohibits the growing of controlled substances in its definition of agricultural uses.
Bickford said council can consider amendments that would permit these smaller cannabis grow-ops outside of the industrial zone, which is the only setting in which it is currently permitted.
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