MAYORAL candidate Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Monday that they are opposed to marijuana retail stores and production operations.
They pointed out: “Surrey is at a crossroads with out-of-control crime and gang violence. We need to get crime under control first.”
McCallum said: “My biggest concern is that local cannabis stores and production facilities put another layer of uncertainty onto our city when residents already feel unsafe.”
He added: “Some people will say that cannabis isn’t dangerous, and they’ll accuse me of overreacting for not welcoming it into Surrey with open arms, but experience tells me that rarely do issues like this arrive without some negative side effects.”
The Safe Surrey Coalition said it will put the health and safety of residents first.