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Survey results, public comments shape West Grey Council’s vote to “opt-in” to permit retail cannabis locations

Posted On: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Following today’s public meeting, and considering the results of a community survey, comments from West Grey Police and information from public health, West Grey Council voted unanimously at its council meeting today, January 8, 2019, to “opt-in”, thereby permitting retail cannabis locations in the municipality.

“Council arrived at today’s decision only after completing engagement with the community and receiving information from our municipal partners and staff,” said Mayor Christine Robinson. “In addition to the 74% of respondents who said “yes” to opting-in, Council considered all of the input from survey participants and delegates at today’s public meeting to reach an informed decision.”

The survey closed January 3, 2019, with 364 respondents. As well, approx. 12 members of the public were present for the public meeting, with four residents coming forward to provide public comment.

In passing the motion to direct staff to confirm West Grey’s decision, Council also requested on-going updates on the cannabis matter as additional information continues to be received from the other orders of government.


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