Proceed on a case by case basis regarding cannabis was the recommendation from Neil Carbone, the Director of Community Development to council in Prince Edward County on Tuesday night.
Carbone says the cannabis industry is quite new and volatile and while he isn’t shutting the door on development in the County, he told council staff’s recommendation isn’t one of opposition but he isn’t deterring it either.
The discussion around the horseshoe was healthy as many councillors were for proceeding with potential development.
Mayor Robert Quaiff says council is in the position of wait and see.
Carbone says it’s up to Neucrop to make an offer and then for staff and council to go through the process.
Councillor Gordon Fox told his fellow councillors he’s spoken with a councillor in Smiths Falls that is home to the Tweed cannabis production facility and says he was told there were no negative comments.
The report from Carbone didn’t have any downsides for the municipality, something that was noted by council.
Quaiff calls this kind of development an opportunity but says they will need to see how residents feel about it too.
Neucrop made a deputation to the County two weeks ago citing interest in building a facility in the county.