‘I’d Rather Someone Else Was The Guinea Pig,’ Town of Erin, Ontario Opts Out of Cannabis Retail

Article by Alexandra Heck, Erin Advocate via SouthWestern Ontario

‘I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,’ Town of Erin opts out of cannabis retail Erin first of kind in area to make decision against hosting retail shops in municipality NEWS 02:35 PM by Alexandra Heck Erin Advocate Erin councillor John Brennan agreed to opt out of hosting cannabis retail in town, citing a lack of clarity from the Province on policy details. - Alexandra Heck/Metroland It was a unanimous decision.

It was a unanimous decision.

Erin town council chose to opt out of hosting cannabis retail sites in the municipality, citing a lack of details from the province as a primary factor.

“I’d rather someone else was the guinea pig,” said Coun. John Brennan, noting that the province can’t possibly reap the millions they expect in taxation or wipe out the black market because legal weed prices are “out to lunch.”

“There are too many unknowns,” he said, to which other councillors around the horseshoe approved.

Coun. Mike Robins said that he doesn’t believe prohibition is an effective tool, but there is a lack of clarity on planning and with municipalities not being able to determine where the shops would be located, he agreed.

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