Tecumseh and Lakeshore say no to retail cannabis stores
A vendor displays marijuana for sale during the 4-20 annual marijuana celebration, in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday April 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Town of Tecumseh and the Town of Lakeshore have both voted to opt out of retail cannabis stores within their municipalities.
The votes come before the Jan. 22 deadline for municipalities to decide.
Tecumseh made the decision after hearing from Windsor’s Health Unit and the OPP.
Cannabis was legalized in Canada in October, but currently purchasing pot in Ontario can only be done online through the Ontario Cannabis Store.
But as of April 1st, private sector retailers will be allowed to sell recreational cannabis from local storefronts.
The Health Unit is concerned about what is not known about the effects of legalization.
The Health Unit is advising local municipalities to opt out for now until more information can be gathered.