No Legal Cannabis Shops Wanted in Flower City, Brampton Councillor Charmaine Williams Says

Article by Muriel Draaisma, CBC News

No legal weed shops wanted in Flower City, Brampton councillor says Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Charmaine Williams launching campaign to ban marijuana stores in Brampton Muriel Draaisma · CBC News 'I know it's not cool to say so, but Brampton is known as the Flower City and we don't need weed in our garden,' says Charmaine Williams. The Brampton councillor is launching a campaign against private retail pot stores being located in the city. The campaign will take the form of a petition, website and lawn signs. (Haweya Fadal/CBC)

A Brampton councillor has launched a campaign to ban the sale of marijuana in private local stores, saying “The Flower City” doesn’t need retail weed shops on every block.

Charmaine Williams, who represents Ward 7 and 8 in Brampton, said she believes there is considerable opposition to the sale of marijuana through bricks-and-mortar stores in Brampton based on what she calls “extensive” feedback from community members.

“I have come to the conclusion that Brampton would be better off without marijuana stores on every corner,” she told CBC Toronto on Sunday.

“I know it’s not cool to say so, but Brampton is known as the Flower City and we don’t need weed in our garden.”

On Sunday afternoon, Williams knocked on doors in her wards and offered to place “Not In Our Neighbourhood” signs on the lawns of residents.

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