Marijuana dispensaries proliferating in Toronto

Mayor John Tory is floating the idea of licensing marijuana dispensaries or regulating where in Toronto they can operate after hinting that city officials may have to curb the growing number of pot shops in the city.

In a letter to Tracey Cook, the executive director of municipal licensing and standards, Tory is asking her department to review the operations of marijuana dispensaries and make recommendations for changes, including whether it’s possible to licence them or control where they set up operations near schools, community centres and other dispensaries.

“Over the past few months, residents and businesses in different parts of Toronto have raised concerns about the rising number of marijuana dispensaries opening in their neighbourhoods,” Tory says in the letter, which is dated Thursday.

Only facilities recognized by Health Canada are legally allowed to distribute medical marijuana and must do so via courier. – CINEWS

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