Goderich Mayor John Grace says it could be five years before a cannabis retailer is approved in Canada's Prettiest Town.
Retail cannabis licences were approved for over two dozen storefronts across Ontario on April 1st, most of which were located in populated regions along the Highway 401 corridor.
Grace tells Country 104.9 News senior levels of government typically favour services where the numbers are greater.
The mayor's comments come on the heels of news Supreme Cannabis -- parent company of Tiverton's 7ACRES -- will build a $14 million research and development facility in Goderich.
Hempsana is also awaiting approval from Health Canada for the extraction of CBD oil from hemp strains, also to take place at a facility in Goderich.
Although Grace says he favours a cannabis retailer opening in Goderich, he tells us the region has more pressing issues.
Among those are greater support for education, jobs, healthcare, and the economy.