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Kincardine Council Backs 7Acres

Kincardine | by John Divinski  

Municipality to write Canadian Senators to voice concerns of company over Cannabis Act discourse

The municipality of Kincardine is going to write a letter to a group of Canadian Senators on behalf of the 7Acres medicinal marijuana plant in Tiverton.

In a letter from the company to Kincardine council, 7Acres officials are concerned about the direction the Cannabis Act discussion is taking.

The letter states, "As the debate proceeds, there has been significant talk from senators around the perceived risks of Cannabis, but little discussion around the incredible economic benefits that the legal cannabis industry has brought to communities."

7Acres is asking the town to email letters to members of the Social Affairs Committee of the Senate, explaining the economic and employment benefits brought to Kincardine and area since the facility opened up.

Mayor Anne Eadie says the firm has been very responsible since coming into the community and has become an anchor business in the Bruce Energy Centre, where they're located.

Eadie says the company has been up-front with the community on the growing procedures of marijuana and the security procedures surrounding the facility.

The letter, dated March 13th, indicates the operation has created over 140 full time jobs with an indication jobs will increase through expansion.

Mayor Eadie says she's heard that if expansion goes according to plan, it could result in hundreds of more jobs.

Council voted in favour of its support of 7Acres.

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