Brown says responses from Brampton MPs and MPPs are endorsements to opt-in to legal cannabis shops in the city
Brown says responses from Brampton MPs and MPPs are endorsements to opt-in to legal cannabis shops in the city
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Brown says responses from Brampton MPs and MPPs are endorsements to opt-in to legal cannabis shops in the city


Mayor Patrick Brown sent a frank letter to Brampton’s MPs Friday, asking for their position on whether or not to allow legal cannabis stores in the city, since it was their government’s decision to legalize marijuana across the country. Brown also invited them to attend Monday evening’s council vote and weigh in on the debate. Responses from two of them and the city’s five MPPs are endorsements to opt-in, Brown says.

Meanwhile, Councillor Rowena Santos took a stance against anti-cannabis councillor Charmaine Williams. Santos questioned the anti-cannabis lawn signs Williams has been handing out, and city staff said they are a violation of bylaws and are being removed.

All of it sets up what’s sure to be a lively debate ahead of Monday evening’s vote to either opt in or out of legal cannabis shops in Brampton, one day before the province’s deadline to decide on Tuesday.



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