St. Paul not rushing decision on marijuana retail

At the end of January, Medijuana MD Holdings Ltd. (MMD) sent correspondence to St. Paul mayor Maureen Miller and Council stating their desire to open one medical and one retail marijuana dispensary. Their goal is to have locations ready and operational immediately after Bill C-45 is passed nationwide and marijuana use becomes legal.

“Our intention is to provide residents access to both a physician for the purpose of filling their medical cannabis prescriptions, and also access to purchase non-medical cannabis in a licensed, retail setting,” the letter states.

At the St. Paul Council Meeting on February 12, Council addressed MMD’s correspondence.

“MMD is based in Victoria, and I recently spoke to their president and CEO, Michael Forbes,” Chief Administrative Assistant Kim Heyman said. “He told me that MMD is investigating a large number of rural and urban environments for their expansion, and isn’t fully committing to a single one until they ‘test the waters’ more.”

Council moved to respond to MMD’s letter, saying that until Bill C-45 is passed and land use bylaws are reviewed and updated following the legalization of marijuana, they will not be actively seeking for marijuana retail outlets or medical dispensaries.

JD Schmidt

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