Some Port Hawkesbury town councillors have voiced concern about the upcoming legalization of marijuana, expected for July.
Provincial officials announced nine Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation locations across the province that will sell cannabis, but the closest locations for Quad Counties’ residents are expected in New Glasgow and Sydney River.
Brenda Chisholm-Beaton, the town’s mayor, says she understands there will be local access by way of delivery.
After Tuesday night’s municipal council meeting, Chisholm-Beaton said it’ll be an ongoing discussion.
“There are some broader considerations as municipalities- we would have to look at what impact this could have on our policing model and the cost of policing,” she said. “And how, if any way, will there be to have that compensated.”
Chisholm-Beaton said councillors will do research and bring their findings to their next Committee of the Whole meeting and the idea of drafting a letter to the minister requesting an explanation of current locations was also discussed.