Niagara Falls will host a public discussion on cannabis facilitates in the area, with the city proposing new regulations for medical marijuana.

The Oct. 27 is the second public consultation after a Sept. 15 hearing at city hall where locals came out both in support and opposition to the plans.

Residents Glenn and Elaine Wilson, have submitted a letter to city council stating their objections to the proposed zoning provisions that would allow the production and distribution of medical cannabis.

“We find the intention to introduce the new zoning provisions appalling,” the letter stated. “To make any changes that would involve a medical marijuana facility within the city limits of Niagara Falls is ethically and morally wrong. As parents and educators, we have gone to great lengths to teach our children about drugs.”

The Wilsons believe the city should only allow facilities outside of city limits.

Current proposals from medical cannabis facilities look to place operations at the city’s former Redpath Sugar plant and the old Kimberly Clark plant.

Those opposed to council can appeal their decision to the Ontario Municipal Board.

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