Michael Armstrong, Associate Professor of Operations Research in Brock’s Goodman School of Business, responded to a piece recently published by The St. Catharines Standard with a letter to the editor discussing the limited powers citizens have to block the opening of stores selling recreational cannabis.
“Calvin Poon’s community interest is great. But he’s wasting his time petitioning the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to stop a cannabis shop opening.
Ontario regulations forbid cannabis stores near schools. But absent extraordinary circumstances, AGCO has no other grounds to block a location. And there’s nothing extraordinary about being near residences. That’s a common business choice for selling products people consume mostly at home.”
Continue reading the full letter here.