MV to hear from public about retail cannabis

On Monday, January 21 at 6 p.m. Madawaska Valley Township will hold a Special Council meeting to discuss and decide whether to opt in or out of allowing private retail cannabis shops in the municipality. CAO/Clerk Sue Klatt has now confirmed to The Current that the meeting will include “a question period for public input” and then Council will reach its decision.

Many nearby municipalities have already completed this exercise. To date, those who have decided in favour of cannabis retailers include:

  • Bonnechere Valley
  • Hastings Highlands
  • Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards
  • South Algonquin

Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan decided to opt out earlier this month.

Other undecided municipalities include North Algona Wilberforce who will hold a public meeting on the topic on January 18 at 3 p.m.


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One Comment

  1. William Houle

    Might as well opt in. Booze creates as many problems as marijuana. It may keep the pushers of junk dope at bay. I suppose it is all a matter of social acceptance. At one time booze was not acceptable and we know the problems the temperance movement caused. It’s another business to help grow the appeal of the area.

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