Oshawa is in on private retail cannabis shops – The Oshawa ExpressPosted by On



marijuanaAfter four hour meeting on Thursday evening, city council voted 7-4 in favour of allowing pot shops in the city once the province rolls them out on April 1, 2019.

Councillors John Gray, Rick Kerr, Tito Dante-Marimpietri, Brian Nicholson, Bob Chapman, Derek Giberson, and Mayor Dan Carter voted in favour while Councillors John Neal, Bradley Marks, Rosemary McConkey, and Jane Hurst were opposed.

Council heard from a number of delegations prior to its decision, including a few individuals who have applied for a license for a cannabis retail store.

Gray, who brought forth the motion to opt-in, said humans have been consuming marijuana for 6,000 years.

“We aren’t going to turn back the clock…we have the opportunity to make this available to our citizens if they so wish, they don’t…



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