Article by Durham Radio News
The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has approved 14 pot shops in Oshawa so far, even though a city bylaw limits them to one per ward.
Mayor Dan Carter says the city’s input on the shops is ignored.
“I’m disappointed with the province that they would just arbitrarily move forward and grant several licences in several areas without taking our concerns into consideration,” said Carter.
“We felt that the province has an obligation, if they’re going to ask, to actually abide by the wishes of our local government. That has not happened,” he added.
Carter says council approved the bylaw limiting the shops so the city would be able to see how the stores operated, served and impacted the greater community, since legal pot shops were a new enterprise.
When the commission is looking at applications, you can file an objection or submission about the potential pot shop.