For the most part, Regina’s mayor is feeling pretty good about where the city stands in regards to marijuana legalization.
Mayor Michael Fougere addressed reporters at Monday night’s council meeting, after two amendments to a cannabis retail sales bylaw were supported by the majority of council.
council voted in favour of allowing retail sales of cannabis in the Warehouse district and in the downtown core.
One of the areas of concern, though, is Regina Police having the tools to do roadside checks.
Fougere says the municipalities and province has done their work, now it’s up to the federal government to do theirs.
The bylaw will come back before council for third reading in July, where a unanimous vote will be needed for it to pass.
The City of Regina is also considering no business fee for pot licenses and a reciprocal buffer zone. That means while a cannabis outlet can’t set up within a block of a school or park or the like, those entities also can’t set up within a block of an existing store selling pot. (CKRM Regina)