Should Gravenhurst opt-in or out of retail pot sales starting next year?

Town officials suggest leaving the decision until early January after the new council has been seated in December.  Town officials say more time should be spent collecting data and public opinion on the pros and cons of local marijuana sales. In a report to council, officials say so far the town hasn’t had a lot of negative response from local residents amid ongoing media coverage of potential pot sales in Muskoka.

Municipalities have been given until January 22nd to make this decision. The province has promised to invest $40 million of federal marijuana sale taxes back into communities allowing local sales. Brick-and-mortar pot sales are expected to start in Ontario in April.