The City of Sault Ste. Marie has not received any information and facts however from a proponent who was authorized to apply for licensing to establish a cannabis shop in Sault Ste. Marie.

Thomas Miszuk was chosen from the lottery method held in August. He proposes to open a shop at 317 Northern Avenue E., close to Domino’s Pizza.

Below the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario method, Miszuk had till Aug. 28 to apply for a cannabis retail operator licence and a retail shop authorization.

Lottery winners had 5 small business days to turn in their licence application along with a $six,000 non-refundable charge and a $50,000 letter of credit.

Tom Vair, deputy CAO of neighborhood improvement and enterprise solutions, mentioned none of the impacted departments at city hall have received any speak to from the proponent of the AGCO.

The CAO workplace, the legal division and preparing all have a vested interest and possible function to play with the improvement of a cannabis shop.

No speak to has been produced by the AGCO or the proponent, Vair mentioned.

But final week a judge ruled that the licensing method for Ontario Cannabis Retailers across Ontario should really be frozen till a judicial assessment can be completed to ascertain no matter whether or not 11 possible applicants have been unfairly disqualified from the method.

That assessment is scheduled for Sept. 25.

Vair is not certain no matter whether the legal wrangling’s have impacted the method locally.

AGCO senior communications advisor Rayond Kahnert mentioned that as a outcome of the court selection, the complete method has been paused.

“While the court order is in impact, the AGCO will not assessment or in any other way proceed with the assessment of the applications it has currently received,” he mentioned in an emailed response.

“The AGCO has also suspended all deadlines for these who have been notified that they might apply for a licence. When the court has issued its selection with respect to the judicial assessment, the AGCO will communicate revised deadlines to all applicants,” the web site notification reads.

The Ontario government launched a method earlier this summer time to allot 75 new licences to operate Cannabis Retail Retailers across the province. The lottery technique was held more than two rounds.

Earlier this year Sault Ste. Marie city council passed a bylaw to assure that cannabis retail shops are not situated inside 150 metres of schools, parks, neighborhood centres or current therapy facilities.

The council resolution also essential city employees to deliver AGCO with a copy of the preferred Sault…