Billings council votes to opt in to allow for cannabis retail salesPosted by On

KAGAWONG—It was a very close vote, and concerns were raised, but Billings council has decided to opt in and allow for potential cannabis retail sales in township.

“The whole cannabis question has been in the forefront of media, especially in the last few weeks,” Billings Mayor Ian Anderson said at a council meeting Tuesday. “Everyone on council has read a lot of material and have received a lot of advice.” 

He pointed out the township extended an online survey of local residents’ opinions on the issue. “For the record, we received a total of 17 emailed and phoned-in comments. The comments skewed to the pro-side of the question, with 11 respondents in favour of opting in, four against and two unclear,” said Mayor Anderson. While it was a small sample he noted, “I’ve…

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