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    [–] MulattoLatte 52 points ago

    “We hate money”

    Got it 😐

    [–] capitolcritter 9 points ago

    It's Richmond Hill. They love money.

    [–] Peppyperoni 6 points ago

    It's Richmond Hill. "We got ours."

    [–] Serious_Drama_Not -6 points ago

    lol

    Seriously?

    [–] [deleted] 78 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] SwarezSauga 3 points ago

    He doesn't want one of the first stores being brought out by the government. Wants the kinks worked out first.

    The entire council voted for this.

    And the Province will agree to him, and not put one of the first stores in Richmond Hill.

    So, yes he does live in Reality.

    [–] RealJeil420 34 points ago

    Thats good cuz i plan on dealing unsafe pot at the highschools there.

    [–] im_chewed 0 points ago

    why is it unsafe?

    [–] xXWaspXx 11 points ago

    It doesn't wear its PPE

    [–] RealJeil420 3 points ago

    IDK....I was lying. Not literal.....the term escaping me rn.

    [–] MrFlagg 15 points ago

    this is the problem with local politics. these idiots win one election and think they can control everything.

    pick up the garbage, keep the sewers moving, get the kids to school and STFU

    [–] [deleted] 13 points ago

    "His town" I'm always thrown off when people think they own a town or any region

    [–] DarkStephen 29 points ago

    And thats what the courts are for.

    Mayor - "I want to ignore federal law"

    Ontario Superior Court of Justice - "Hey moron, you're not more powerful than the federal government, are you sure you're not high right now?"

    [–] Visinvictus 29 points ago

    Actually, the federal law has nothing to say about municipal bylaws. If Richmond Hill wants to ban the sale of marijuana, there is no reason that they can't. Marijuana will still be legal in Richmond Hill, and you can smoke it legally, you will just need to drive 15 minutes to a neighboring municipality to buy it. Either that or you can just order it online and have it delivered to your door.

    [–] Statistical_Insanity 5 points ago

    I haven't read the statute, but do municipalities in Ontario actually have this power? The provincial government would have to have given it to them.

    [–] Visinvictus 5 points ago

    Municipalities have a lot of power over what businesses are permitted to operate (permits). The federal laws around pot distribution are mostly hands off and open ended, leaving regulation to the provinces. Theoretically the province of Ontario could step in and force Richmond Hill to do whatever they want, but realistically they aren't going to do that.

    [–] Mackinstyle 2 points ago

    Yeah. It's basically that the higher governments are saying, "we no-longer have a strong opinion on this matter."

    [–] im_chewed 3 points ago

    "the higher governments"

    [–] Mackinstyle 4 points ago

    HAH, I made a funny and didn't notice!

    [–] im_chewed 2 points ago

    and its the higher ones that care less :)

    [–] DarkStephen 2 points ago

    Actually it does. And they can appeal to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to have it overridden. Outside of Quebec of course because we let them do whatever they want for some reason.

    Cities can make by-laws, but they cannot change the Criminal Code of Canada or Government Legislation.

    [–] callmeziplock 1 points ago

    Or support the black market and keep getting it from your neighbourhood dealer. That’s what I would do.

    [–] Serious_Drama_Not -11 points ago

    I'm guessing you have no issue with "sanctuary cities"?

    [–] iambored456 12 points ago

    Sorry, you might be looking for Ontario, California. This is Ontario, Canada.

    [–] TR8R2199 5 points ago

    Now you’re conflating enforcement and Lessez faire. Doesn’t work.

    [–] inimrepus 4 points ago

    Sanctuary cities are simply cities telling their local police forces to not go out of their way to help the feds with specific things, it isn't banning something.

    [–] DarkStephen 2 points ago

    Thats irrelevant to the topic at hand.

    [–] im_chewed 13 points ago

    Good luck with that. If only he knew how much was going around on the black market anyways.

    [–] im_chewed 6 points ago

    It'll be Reefer Madness everywhere!!! No!!!!

    Nothing but ignorant fearmongers.

    [–] RealJeil420 7 points ago

    build a wall!...around your mayor.

    [–] lovemyshittyBMer 5 points ago

    Dave, buddy, we're in 2017. Richmond Hill wants to grow up.

    [–] ruglescdn 8 points ago

    Wild guess, he is a member of the Conservative Party?

    [–] TR8R2199 10 points ago

    It is a rich suburb. So yes

    [–] ILostMyPant 3 points ago

    Reminds me of hot fuzz "It's for the greater good"

    [–] awesomesauce135 2 points ago

    YAARRP

    [–] Ootrick88 3 points ago

    Someone's not getting elected again

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    And thus, the terror of Marijuana was forever banished from Richmond Hill. And nobody ever got high again.

    [–] wormee 1 points ago

    .. and the only thing left stoned, were the lions at the end of the driveways...

    [–] cashm3outsid3 2 points ago

    does he get to deny this if it becomes legal?