September 18 2018

Entry into force of the federal cannabis legislation - Adoption of a new by-law in Rosemère

Rosemère, September 17, 2018 On September 11, the Town of Rosemère adopted its new By-law on the Quality of Life, to provide a framework for marijuana use in Rosemère. This by-law stipulates that the consumption of marijuana will be prohibited throughout the Town’s territory, with the exception of private residences as well as within the limits of the properties on which these stand. In short, the new by-law prohibits the consumption of cannabis in public areas (streets, sidewalks, parks, cycling paths, etc.) throughout Rosemère.

“The adoption of this new by-law regulating the use of cannabis in Rosemère accurately reflects the concerns and needs expressed by residents in a survey conducted last spring. It was developed primarily to protect the health and safety of our citizens,” noted Eric Westram, mayor of Rosemère.

Last May, the Town published a survey completed by close to 1,000 respondents. Its results revealed, among others, that more than two thirds of the population wanted a by-law confining the use of marijuana to private properties.

A new zoning by-law relating to the establishment of a future sales outlet for the “Société québécoise du cannabis” was also adopted. Should the Town receive such a request, this establishment would be located in the northwest corner of the Town (zone C-139).

It should be noted that, as of October 17, the consumption of cannabis will be legal in Canada.

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