Dysart et al will be receiving $10,000 to help with pot legalization, but it’s not enough. That’s according to Mayor Murray Fearrey, who says municipalities will feel budgetary pressures when the federal government legalizes recreational marijuana. Fearrey showed a report to council yesterday from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario talking about the major concerns municipal governments have about legalization. The report says bylaw departments could see an increase in nuisance related complaints and paramedics may also get a rise in calls from pot users. Fearrey says the money is helpful but there is no way of knowing what the financial impact will be until the plant becomes legal.

One area the province will be contributing is by paying for police officers across Ontario to be trained to be able to spot high drivers. The $10,000 is coming from the province.The federal government hasn’t announced when legalization day will be.