COUNCIL LOOKING TO STOP MARIJUANA SHOPS FROM ENTERING OUR DOWNTOWNS 11/8/2017 7:23:37 AM
One councilor is looking ahead to 2018, the legalization of marijuana, and the headaches he believes that could come from it.
Councillor Doug Brunton brought up the fact that weed shops, operated by the LCBO, could be looking at a Downtown location in Norfolk County.
Brunton asked if there was a way to prevent this from happening.
Staff let Brunton know that they cannot put another interim control bylaw in place as they used that option for strip clubs and now have to wait a certain period of time before they can use that again.
That being said, staff will be looking into the issue before legalization on July 1st.
The closest town to Norfolk to get approval to set up a marijuana shop is in Hamilton with more to be announced at a later date.
Meanwhile, the smell of cannabis sent Councillor John Wells on a tirade.
Wells referred to a story we covered last week where Health Canada said they do not consider the smell of Marijuana when handing out licenses.
Wells announced a while back that he will not be running in the 2019 election.