Uxbridge moves to get handle on licensed marijuana grow operations

New zoning tweaks aimed at controlling medical marijuana farms in rural areas

UXBRIDGE -- The Township has started the process of changing its rural zoning requirements to allow more control over potential medical marijuana farms within Uxbridge’s borders.

Because the industry is regulated by the federal government, applicants for medical marijuana licences do not have to seek permission from the municipality where they wish to locate, but simply notify them of the application. So far two applicants have notified Uxbridge of their intent to locate operations in the township.

“We’ve had two formal inquiries where council had to take a position as to whether they would have any objections, and as a result of those two formal processes they realized they needed to develop some formal way of evaluating these applications,” said Liz Howson, planning consultant for the Township, during a public meeting on the new regulations held on June...

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