Simcoe County approves plan for cannabis educationPosted by On

The County of Simcoe is handing over its share of cannabis cash to the health unit.

In November 2018, the county learned the province would provide municipalities with cash to deal with the legalization of cannabis.

With a budget of $40 million over two years, the province has given Simcoe County $388,580 in funding.

While the money could be used for things like paramedic, fire or bylaw calls, the county is handing it over to the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit for educational purposes.

“There’s a number of different categories for use of this funding for municipalities,” Simcoe County health and emergency services general manager Jane Sinclair said. “We don’t operate policing, so it’s not applicable for us. But another use is paramedic services. If we saw an impact because of the legalized marijuana use, we could dedicate…

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