Communities across Ontario cannot opt out of hosting a government-run pot shop if they are selected for a site, the provincial government said Friday after at least one town expressed resistance to having a cannabis retail location.
I guess weed is somehow different from every other thing, and if some little municipality wants to be a "dry county" they expect their anachronistic wishes to be granted.
I can't imagine any city or town in Ontario holding a councillor's vote on whether they should have a beer store, or let drug stores sell condoms, or permit a Mosque.
Guess what? A store selling pot in Richmond Hill won't be "forcing it" on anyone. Those who don't want any won't be forced to shop there and those who do want to shop there will be enjoying their new rights. And if the moral fabric of Richmond Hill is ripped and torn asunder, I guess they'll deal with that when the time comes. Like with booze, condoms and Mosques.