BRAMPTON SAYS YES, VAUGHAN SAYS NO TO RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES ON EVE OF DEADLINE

Jan 22, 2019

By Jane Brown

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Licensed marijuana stores will be allowed in the City of Brampton, but not in the City of Vaughan.

Brampton city councillors voted 8-3 Monday night in favour of allowing brick and mortar cannabis stores within Brampton’s boundaries. Vaughan city councillors decided to opt out of hosting retail pot shops.

Today is the deadline imposed by the Ford Progressive Conservatives at Queen’s Park for municipalities to opt in or out of hosting marijuana stores.

Councillors in Mississauga, Oakville and Markham have already decided to opt out of the plan. Toronto city councillors have voted to take part.

Retail operations in the province are expected to begin on April 1st. Currently, recreational marijuana is only legally allowed to be sold on the government website.

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