While some municipalities have decided to opt-out of adult-use marijuana dispensaries and/or on-site consumption lounges in their jurisdiction. Failure to comply before the cutoff date will automatically enter a municipality into the retail market.
The Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act enacted in March allows municipalities this option until December 31. However, failure to act before this deadline does not necessarily guarantee a dispensary and/or consumption lounge to be located within their borders. Municipalities that choose to opt-out by Dec. 31, can always opt back in.