Town officials in Antigonish say they’ll take a wait-and-see approach when it comes to their response to the legalization of cannabis.
Recreational Marijuana use will be legal across the country Wednesday.
Federal officials have given their municipal counterparts the green light to adapt and develop bylaws in domains ranging from land use management, to business regulation, to public consumption.
After Monday night’s regular town council meeting, Antigonish Mayor Laurie Boucher say they’ll take their time when it comes to crafting bylaws dealing with cannabis use.
“Right now we don’t have enough information of what it’s going to be like in order to do that,” she says. “We do anticipate the first couple of days or week or so there will be a lot of excitement over this, and it will die down- it won’t be much different than it is now.”
Boucher said they’ve had discussions at their police and licensing committee, police advisory committee, and with Antigonish RCMP.
She said they’ll make an informed decision on how they proceed sometime after legalization.