Brampton City Council voted Monday night to
Council voted to allow cannabis retail shops
Council voted 8-3 to allow cannabis shops in the City. Councillor Charmaine Williams, a vocal critic of opting in, along with Councillors Gurpreet Dhillon and Harkirat Singh (Ward 9-10) also voted to opt out. Wards 9-10 showed a higher concentration of residents against opting in than anywhere else in Brampton.
The city will continue to work with the province
While the vote to
Brampton will get a decent share of the pie
Now that all municipalities have made their decision, Brampton is starting to get a better idea of how much money it will get from the province. The Ford government earmarked $40 million to be split between the cities and towns that opted in. Brampton is expected to receive anywhere between $1 million to $2.9 million. This money will go towards covering the city’s associated costs with having pot shops, like bylaw enforcement, security and 311 support.
More authority to regulate
In addition to opting in,
More funds for policing
While Brampton has opted in, the city’s regional partner and
The city may prohibit usage in public
Councillors have asked for the region to look into possibly prohibiting the use of lit cannabis in public. A bylaw may be amended to restrict consumption of lit cannabis in public places like trails, parks and sidewalks, as well as 150 metres from daycares, libraries, community centres, halfway houses and more.