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Mississauga opts out of legal cannabis retail again, much to mayor’s disappointment

“I support opting in because Mississauga is behind the times. There is no denying that our residents use cannabis and we must give them options to buy it,” Crombie wrote.

Mississauga first opted out of allowing licensed cannabis stores in the city in 2018, when recreational weed was federally legalized. At the time, councillors consented to re-examine the decision after the completion and review of a staff report documenting cannabis retail efforts in neighbouring municipalities.

“Our Council made the decision to opt out as we feel that the recent changes to the retail cannabis model have occurred too quickly and there are too many unanswered questions at this time,”  Crombie said then.

“The province has not given municipalities any control over where cannabis stores can be located in our City. This is cause for great concern. The City of Mississauga may decide to opt

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