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Stratford police board says “no extra attention” will be paid to unlicensed Indigenous pot shop – Brantford Expositor

Sep 14, 2023

The owners of an unlicensed Indigenous pot shop are celebrating after the Stratford police services board said “no extra attention would be paid” to the business at Wednesday’s meeting.

The Indigenous co-owner of an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary says he feels validated after both Stratford police and its police services board said there would be “no extra attention paid” to his business.

Opened in June by Marquette and co-owner Tom Jackson, the Organic Solutions dispensary on Monteith Avenue quickly drew the attention of Stratford police. Chief Greg Skinner previously told board members officers had received two public complaints about additional traffic generated by the shop and potential safety risks associated with customers smoking and driving. At the time, Skinner said police were working with city bylaw officers and consulting with the Crown attorney’s office to determine if police should be taking any enforcement action against the unlicensed business.

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