Ottawa Councillor and Pot Shop Both Reaching Out to Community

Article by Haley Ritchie, Metro News


River ward Coun. Riley Brockington and the owner of Ottawa Cannabis Dispensary are both inviting feedback from Carlington residents on the future of marijuana dispensaries.

The shop – painted in unmistakable bright green – opened up in July across the street from a school to the surprise of many residents in the Carlington neighborhood.

According to Brockington, the store is not licensed by Health Canada.

In a letter circulated Tuesday, Brockington asked residents for feedback on marijuana dispensaries and what role bylaw should play in limiting their locations. He also includes a statement from the Ottawa police.

“We as a police agency are being asked to weigh the black and white rule of law to an area that is seeing a shift in societal acceptance. The regulations related to this issue are increasingly difficult to navigate,” reads the statement.

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