Article by Samantha Craggs, CBC News
Hamilton city council has put off trying to assemble a meeting with the city’s numerous marijuana dispensaries. For now.
Councillor was due to debate Wednesday night whether to try to call the owners of Hamilton’s more than 15 illegal marijuana dispensaries together. Then Jason Farr, Ward 2 councillor, tabled it.
The goal, said Farr, is to “discuss roles, functions and issues and solutions respecting the current and future climate in the marijuana industry.”
The city has been grappling for months with cracking down on marijuana dispensaries.
Last month, council voted to ask Hamilton Police Service to do more to shut them down. Earlier this year, city staff assembled a task force to look at how to regulate them, although the city wouldn’t answer questions from CBC News on how that’s going.
The province says when marijuana is legalized next year, the product will be sold in specialized shops through the LCBO.