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 Status Date of resolution
Mattawa, Town of Opted-in -
Mattawan, Township of Opted-in -
Mattice-Val Côté, Township of Opted-in -
McDougall, Township of Opted-out Wed, 01/09/2019
McGarry, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
McKellar, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
McMurrich/Monteith, Township of Opted-in -
McNab/Braeside, Township of Opted-in -
Meaford, Municipality of Opted-in -
Melancthon, Township of Opted-out Thu, 12/20/2018
Merrickville-Wolford, Village of Opted-in -
Middlesex Centre, Municipality of Opted-in -
Midland, Town of Opted-in -
Milton, Town of Opted-in -
Minden Hills, Township of Opted-in -
Minto, Town of Opted-in -
Mississauga, City of Opted-in -
Mississippi Mills, Municipality of Opted-in -
Mono, Town of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Montague, Township of Opted-in -


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