Cannabis retail stores banned in Mississauga

Mayor Crombie bans cannabis retail stores in Mississauga, Board of Trade fights the mayoral decision.

Mississauga residents must wait to purchase cannabis products in Mississauga until Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City Council can approve cannabis store restrictions.

Last month, the Ford Government announced that an additional 50 cannabis retail stores will be permitted across the province, excluding those that have opted out. The city of Mississauga is one such municipality.

Currently, only provincial legislation governs the rules and regulations around cannabis stores. For example, provincial law stipulates that cannabis outlets must remain 150 metres away from public and private schools.

However, Mayor Crombie expressed the need for greater municipality control over retail cannabis locations. She would like potential stores to be established beyond the 150-metre rule.

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