The Pas Town Council discussed the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada at Monday night’s committee of the whole meeting. According to The Pas Mayor Jim Scott communities across the province were notified that if they want to sell recreational cannabis in their community they need to make their indication clear to the Province of Manitoba by December 22nd otherwise they would be looked at as not interested in selling the drug.
The Town of The Pas wants to let the province to know that they support the sale of the drug in the community and they hope to collect revenue from the sales. Most of the council members are in favour of having a cannabis shop in The Pas and there has been some interest in the community to sell recreational cannabis.
Recreational cannabis is set to be legal nationwide in July of 2018.