Article by Paul Palmeter, CBC News
The Town of Stellarton, N.S., is urging Health Canada to quickly approve a proposed medical marijuana production facility in the community, an enterprise the mayor says would bring much-needed jobs to the area.
At a town council meeting this week, a motion was passed to write a letter to Health Canada in support of Vida Cannabis’s plan to operate a pot plant at the old Clairtone building on Acadia Street.
“The intent of it was to expedite the process of making 114 Acadia St. as operations for a cannabis production facility,” said Stellarton Mayor Danny MacGillivray.
“In Stellarton we have a highly unacceptable unemployment rate and that’s one of the reasons why we want to see the facility operational, so we can employ some of our residents. It would be an economic driver for the region.”
MacGillivray hopes the letter will breathe some life back into Vida Cannabis’s project, which he said would bring a minimum of 100 jobs if the plant opens.