Article by Joelle Kovach, The Peterborough Examiner
A group of marijuana advocates say council should accept that pot stores are here to stay and develop some city regulations to deal with them.
They said so at a rally outside City Hall on Thursday. It started with about six people at 4 p.m., with the crowd growing steadily until the rally ended at 6 p.m.
Organizers Wayne Matheson and Eamon Cyr said their advocacy group is called Cannabis Culture – Fighting Unjust Laws.
They said the group is unaffiliated with the Cannabis Culture store on George St. that was raided twice by police and closed in September.
Nonetheless, the group isn’t happy with the police raids – and they’d like all of Peterborough to know it.
“I figure it’s time for people to stand up,” Cyr said.
Matheson has organized marijuana rallies such as 420 Day for the last six years, in Peterborough. He says he’s prepared to ask city council to regulate marijuana dispensaries, similarly to the way it’s been done in Vancouver.