Interim Control By-law 20-64 - Cannabis Operations

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All lands located within the Township of Clearview.


A Public Meeting will be scheduled in August of 2021 followed by a recommendation to Council in September of 2021 to consider passing.

The Township of Clearview Council has passed an Interim Control By-law (20-64) at its October 5th Council Meeting, to prohibit the establishment of Cannabis Operations within the Township of Clearview. 

Take notice that the By-law 20-64 will be in effect until 11:59 p.m. local time on the 4th day of October 2021, unless otherwise extended in accordance with subsection 38(1) of the Planning Act or repealed by the Council of The Corporation of the Township of Clearview at an earlier date. The Council of the Coroporation of The Township of Clearview has authority to extend the period during which the By-law will be in effect to a total period not exceeding two years from the date of passing of the By-law 20-64.


Purpose: An Interim Control By-law (20-64) was passed to allow staff to undertake a study in respect of lands use planning policies relating to Cannabis Operations within the municipality with respect to Zoning By-law 2006-54, being the Comprehensive Zoning By-law for the Township of Clearview. 

Cannabis Operation means lands, buildings or structures used for growing, producing, processing, harvesting, treating, testing, destroying, storing, packaging and/or shipping of Cannabis or dried Cannabis as defined by the Cannabis Act, 2018, S.C. 2018, c. 16, as amended. A Cannabis Operation does not include the growth, production or processing of up to four (4) or fewer plants on a lot for personal use.

Effect: The Interim Control By-law restricts the use of land, buildings, or structures for a Cannabis Operation, or any purpose related to such use, except where such land, building or structure was lawfully used for such purpose on the day of passing of the by-law, so long as it continues to be used for that purpose.