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City looking into options for medical marijuana dispensaries in town

The city of Powell River is looking at options to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in town.

At this week’s committee of the whole, council voted in favor of staff looking at bylaw changes to allow the businesses to operate in the city.

Mayor Dave Formosa says a delegation presented to council about the need to have access to this medical project. He says it helped to demonstrate to council the real-world impact of having this medical treatment available.

Dan Clarke with the Grassroots Botanicals Wellness Cooperative says he’s looking forward to working with the city to find a solution to ensure those needing medical marijuana have access to it.

Clarke says while there is a lot of discussion about the legalization of marijuana, it is important those that need medical marijuana for health reasons can continue to access it for medicinal purposes.

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