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End of Prohibition
#31
Wellesley has opted in for retail pot stores.

Cambridge city staff has recommended they do too, but the decision will be discussed on Tuesday.
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#32
It would be silly to block them. Mississauga has decided to block legal retail stores. I guarantee you I can find dozens of "guys" in the city to sell me weed. Blocking retail stores (or not having them conveniently nearby) will help the black market continue and thrive.

Coke
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#33
Funny that Cambridge says "OK" to selling pot yet kicks up such a stink about safe injection sites.
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#34
(01-12-2019, 06:37 PM)Canard Wrote: Funny that Cambridge says "OK" to selling pot yet kicks up such a stink about safe injection sites.

Goes to show that pot has successfully shaken its association with 'hard' drugs.
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#35
(01-12-2019, 08:48 PM)KevinL Wrote:
(01-12-2019, 06:37 PM)Canard Wrote: Funny that Cambridge says "OK" to selling pot yet kicks up such a stink about safe injection sites.

Goes to show that pot has successfully shaken its association with 'hard' drugs.

Except in some places like Mississauga and Brampton.
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#36
What do you mean?
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#37
(01-12-2019, 10:19 PM)Canard Wrote: What do you mean?

I believe those are the places that have voted to disallow storefront sales.

Personally I don’t think cities should have that right, any more than they can tell the LCBO to take a hike.

Although I do think that making liquor, and cannabis, stores a bit less prominent would be a good thing — some people could do without the temptation, and would probably be more comfortable without it. Meanwhile, unlike prohibition, making certain things less prominent in no way infringes on the rights of those who wish to partake.
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#38
I wonder if any of the first 25 lucky lottery winners are in the Region? Nobody seems to have heard of most of them. It could be a year and more before the Region gets a legal retail outlet, which seems ridiculous.
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#39
What happens if any of the "winners" are unable to come up with the required fees before the 5-day deadline? Re-draw?
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#40
I've been wondering whether the licences are transferable? They'd be worth serious money if they can be sold.
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#41
(01-12-2019, 02:19 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: It would be silly to block them.  Mississauga has decided to block legal retail stores.  I guarantee you I can find dozens of "guys" in the city to sell me weed.  Blocking retail stores (or not having them conveniently nearby) will help the black market continue and thrive.

Coke

I don't see how you could justify it.  a) it's legal, so why wouldn't you.  b) you can buy it from OCS, so why wouldn't you?
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#42
(01-13-2019, 10:34 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I wonder if any of the first 25 lucky lottery winners are in the Region?  Nobody seems to have heard of most of them.  It could be a year and more before the Region gets a legal retail outlet, which seems ridiculous.

I thought I saw somewhere that the Region would have a location.  I thought they decided that certain geographic locations would get X retail stores, but the lottery would be for WHO got to be those stores.
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#43
The problem is that the location allocation was regional (i.e. X for SWOntario) so there is no assurance that any one city will get an outlet. I see in today's news that big retailers are trying to hunt down the lucky lottery winners to offer them sweet deals on franchises. Major sh*t show.
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#44
So I guess that answers the question if they're transferable or not
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#45
Also...

Quote:Kitchener and Waterloo city councils will be voting Monday on a recommendation to allow retail cannabis stores in their respective cities.

Both will hold Special Council meetings this afternoon to deal with the matter.
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