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.