Send an email to CW Council urging them to OPT-IN TO LEGAL CANNABIS SHOPS!
You can use the pre-drafted email below, but feel free to customize it — your own story or reasons for supporting cannabis accessibility could go a long way.
Greetings to members of the CW Council, I am emailing you in regards to the upcoming vote on legalizing retail cannabis stores in Centre Wellington. I believe it’s of the utmost importance for the township to listen to their constituents on this pressing issue. The survey commissioned by the Township states that nearly 75% of respondents support legal cannabis in Centre Wellington. 47% of survey respondents state that they prefer to purchase from a private retail store. Not only that, from the Township’s own surveys, local opposition to retail cannabis stores has decreased by nearly 10% from 33.4% (in 2018) to 23.8% (in 2023). The staff report also states that municipalities with legal cannabis shops reported no issues with clustering, or vagrancy, or received any complaints related to these stores. Township residents, business owners and employees have all spoken about this initiative, and we believe that the best way forward would be to legalize cannabis sales. This would disrupt the illicit cannabis market, allow for more equitable access to cannabis, keep these controlled products out of the hands of minors, and provide residents with safe cannabis products that are heavily regulated by Health Canada. With all of that being said, your community is counting on your YES vote to opt into retail cannabis stores in Centre Wellington on November 14. I look forward to following the results with much anticipation. Regards,
your local representative
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