CAN (ON): Elizabethtown to allow cannabis operations

Elizabethtown-Kitley is planting a seed of change.

Officials are embracing the burgeoning cannabis industry with a new bylaw update that will, among other things, set the stage for businesses to grow the plant at approved locations throughout the township.

Mayor Brant Burrow said while they aren’t actively recruiting cannabis businesses at the moment, they don’t want to be closed to the idea, either.

“We’re just trying to get ahead of it rather than to react,” Burrow said Friday.

“We’re trying to be proactive.”

The revised bylaw proposes to allow both indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation, but it would need to be grown on land zoned as business park or rural industrial. The update will simply make it clear that cannabis operations are not prohibited, according to the township’s director of planning, Barbara Kalivas.

“We’re just getting ready. We know it’s the future,” she said.

“We just wanted to provide some added clarity that yes, in fact, it’s permitted.”


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