Ontario municipalities had a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities had until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wished to opt out. Municipalities that chose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.

If the AGCO did not received written notification from a municipality by January 22, 2019, then, by default, private cannabis retail stores will be allowed within that jurisdiction beginning April 1, 2019.

(required for opt-outs only)
Municipality Statussort descending Date of resolution
North Bay, City of Opted-in -
Bonfield, Township of Opted-in -
West Perth, Municipality of Opted-in -
Arran-Elderslie, Municipality of Opted-in -
Woolwich, Township of Opted-in -
Howick, Township of Opted-in -
Charlton and Dack, Municipality of Opted-in -
Harley, Township of Opted-in -
Haldimand County Opted-in -
Selwyn, Township of Opted-in -
Hudson, Township of Opted-in -
Uxbridge, Township of Opted-in -
Hawkesbury, Town of Opted-in -
Wawa, Municipality of Opted-in -
Morris-Turnberry, Municipality of Opted-in -
Bonnechere Valley, Township of Opted-in -
Dawson, Township of Opted-in -
Billings, Township of Opted-in -
Thames Centre, Municipality of Opted-in -
Port Hope, Municipality of Opted-in -


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