Feedback wanted from the public re pot laws

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

If you want to have your say on selling cannabis in town, mark June 19 on your calendar.

High Prairie town council will be holding a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. at the Gordon Buchanan Recreation Centre to hear what the public has to say regarding the issue.

“This needs to be its own thing,” said Councillor Donna Deynaka at council’s May 22 meeting, regarding the proposed bylaws to govern the sale and distribution in town. “…for people to come and say what they want.”

Later, she added council’s only role at the meeting was to sit and listen.

Councillor Debbie Rose agreed, saying the meeting should be separate from a council meeting to clearly hear what the public has to say.

Councillor Michael Long also agreed, saying a slow and steady approach needed to be taken.

“It does us no good at all if we push the process,” he said.

With everyone agreeing the town hall meeting was a good idea, the only decision was venue.

Council will look for another venue if the GBRC is not available.

The federal government is expected to legalize the sale of cannabis later this year.


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