Allowing Cannabis Production & Processing in General Commercial (C-2) Zones

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The Town of Yarmouth has received a request to allow an indoor cannabis production and processing facility at 26 Burton Avenue. Making this happen requires changes to the town's Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law.

The proposed by-law change is to allow cannabis production and processing facilities in the General Commercial (C-2) Zone. If approved, property owners in C-2 zones could apply to build indoor cannabis production and processing facilities that meet both federal regulations and land use requirements. One of the proposed requirements is that these facilities be located 100 meters from a residential property.

The proposed change

The Town of Yarmouth has received a request to allow an indoor cannabis production and processing facility at 26 Burton Avenue. Making this happen requires changes to the town's Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use By-Law.

The proposed by-law change is to allow cannabis production and processing facilities in the General Commercial (C-2) Zone. If approved, property owners in C-2 zones could apply to build indoor cannabis production and processing facilities that meet both federal regulations and land use requirements. One of the proposed requirements is that these facilities be located 100 meters from a residential property.

The proposed change should have very little impact on the day-to-day life of the general public, and it opens doors to new business and job opportunities. Under federal regulations, medical patients can access cannabis products from cannabis producers. Recreational cannabis products will continue to be sold through NSLC in Nova Scotia.

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    How many jobs would this produce?

    onlydebster asked 4 months ago

    Hello - at this stage, the answer to that question is not known. This is simply an application to make the necessary changes which would permit a facility like this to operate in commercial (C-2) zones in town. However, if the amendment were to be approved, this could provide more opportunities for employment in the cannabis production and processing industry within the Town of Yarmouth. 

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    I’d like to know what is the criteria for obtaining a prescription for medical Marajuana,how many people are living without a prescription that could benefit from it,how many people are scared to ask for a prescription because of the stigma,how many Doctors are holding on to the stigma,why is it taking so long when we’ve had this much time to study it

    GordonW asked 4 months ago

    Hi GordonW - although those are important questions, this project page was created specifically to provide information and answers around the topic of making a change to the land use by-law and municipal planning strategy to allow a cannabis production and processing facility in C-2 zones. Here's a link for information on Medical use of cannabis: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/topics/cannabis-for-medical-purposes.html