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Why all the delay on pot?

As an observer only, I am astounded at the snail's pace in allowing retail pot stores to open across the country and more specifically of interest, in the Okanagan.  

I have been assured by the City of West Kelowna they are working on it.

A considerable time has passed between the legalization of recreational pot, municipal consultations, to the acceptance of candidates and ultimately granting of licences.  

Doors to the select businesses remain closed. This in spite of regular announcements that multiple licences were expected to be issued.

I do not understand the hesitation, almost to reluctance, behind moving to the next step of the process.  

There are complaints that the lack of availability is leading people to continue obtaining pot from questionable sources, which is counter-productive to legalization.  

Pretty sure law enforcement has arrived at a method of discerning driver intoxication as this is not an unknown substance of use. Surely the tax collected will serve to benefit each community. What other unspoken forces could be holding back the process?

I have even begun to wonder if officials are dragging their heels in anticipation of the next election results, as certain parties if elected, on principle, may wish to reverse or seriously curtail the availability of recreational cannabis to the public.

L. Shoaf



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