Dozens of Ontario cities, towns and villages have hung keep-out signs on their borders, opting out of hosting pot shops.
In an 8-3 vote, city councillors opted in on Monday night, allowing a retail cannabis store despite a long lineup of residents expressing vehement opposition.
As Cannabis Deadline Looms, 170 Ontario Municipalities Still Have Not Decided on Opting Out of Stores
As the Jan. 22 deadline to accept or decline cannabis shops looms, more than a third of the 414 eligible municipalities in the province have yet to decide.
The debate over whether to welcome legal cannabis stores in Hamilton has ended in a strange fashion.
After a long night and a short debate, Kingston city council gave the green light to allow cannabis retailers to open up shop in the city.
City of Brantford to vote Tuesday January 15, 2018.
Dear Mayor Dilkens,
With the deadline looming for Ontario municipalities to decide whether to opt in or out of allowing cannabis retail stores within their boundaries, many communities remain undecided.
Opt-out clause in the province’s privatization plans for legal weed will allow underground market to flourish – not to mention, leave medpot patients high and dry.