The Town of Georgina has voted 4-3 to opt out of allowing retail cannabis stores in the community. It joins a small number of municipalities voting not to allow pot shops within its borders.
In our region, Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview, Oro-Medonte, Severn, Tay, and Wasaga Beach have all elected not to host potential marijuana stores. Many more, including last night’s Collingwood vote, are opting in. Others still, like Innisfil, have yet to vote on the matter.
Georgina Council has voted to opt out of allowing retail cannabis stores in the community. In a recorded vote, it was 4-3 in favour of opting out. pic.twitter.com/8FLU2ZtyOU— Town of Georgina (@georginatown) January 16, 2019
All applicable municipalities have to decide whether to opt in or out of allowing retail stores by January 22nd. It does not mean stores will be built in the locations that opt in, just that they would be permitted.