Open Letter to Mayor — Opting Out of Cannabis Sales a Mistake

Dear Mayor Dilkens,

I’m not surprised you suggested opting out of private cannabis retail sales.

Voting to opt out, however, won’t stop illegal sales. Instead, it will provide those who sell illegally with foundational support — primarily less competition — and more business.

Opting out also means illegal cannabis sold will not be sourced from federally licensed producers. Instead, those who sell cannabis illegally will source their product from illegal sources. Legal cannabis is licensed and regulated by Health Canada and is of course subject to inspections and recalls.

– Read the entire article at Windsor.