Hamilton Council Tries to Control Pot Dispensaries

A Hamilton city councillor will pitch an idea for a new law Wednesday to prevent too many marijuana dispensaries from opening in one place.

Jason Farr, Ward 2 councillor, says some areas of the city have “a clear over-concentration of marijuana dispensaries.” He wants to look into a radial separation bylaw that would limit how many can open in one area.

The city can’t do it right now because the businesses aren’t legal yet, Farr said in his motion.

But he wants it ready for when marijuana is legalized federally in 2018. He also wants it ready for if the province hands out marijuana distribution permits, and the dispensaries suddenly become legal.

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