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Fort William First Nation can open cannabis store

Community leaders still weighing the benefit of whether or not to actually allow a storefront to open on the reserve.
Marijuana plant.

FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION -- Fort William First Nation has been given the go-head by the Alcohol, Gaming Commission of Ontario to open a cannabis outlet in their community. 

But Chief Peter Collins says it's far from a done deal. 

Collins, who spoke briefly to Thunder Bay Television on Monday, said they received notice about five days ago that the community's application to host a store was successful. 

However, Collins said just because they got the approval doesn't necessarily mean they'll be going ahead and opening a cannabis store. He said he still wants input from community members to decide whether or not it's something they want to see go forward in Fort William First Nation. 

Leith Dunick

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A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith is Dougall Media's director of news, but still likes to tell your stories too. Wants his Expos back and to see Neil Young at least one more time. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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