Municipalities are still trying to find out all the details on the province’s plan to allow marijuana to be sold in Manitoba.
Civic leaders got an update this past Thursday at the AMM conference in Brandon.
David Stead is the mayor of Boissevain-Morton and he says many questions remain unanswered. “I’m surprised the update from the province made no mention of revenues or costs related to the sale of marijuana.”
Boissevain-Morton like many other municipalities has approved the sale of marijuana. “Whether we like it or not it’s coming so we thought it might as well be in our municipality” said Stead.
As civic leaders wait for rules and regulations to rolled out they are growing frustrated over the process.
“One thing mentioned today that gets me annoyed is they want everybody to be within 30 minutes of being able to buy cannabis but when it comes to health care we might have to wait up to 40 minutes for an ambulance.”
Stead says Boissevain-Morton will go by the rules. “But right now it looks like they’ve picked four groups so for tight now I don’t see much hope for a young entrepreneur in our area.”