A Belleville councillor made a bid, at city council Monday night, to get the Medical Marijuana Research and Development proposal in the city back on track, but failed.
The project was scuttled recently when the developer came in with a change that involved the growing of 10 marijuana plants on the Sidney Street site, the former Nortel building.
The original proposal indicated that all of the pot would be delivered in security vans with no growing on site.
At that meeting, Councillor Jackie Denyes had expressed concern about the change being brought to council. She said, “Council needs to be cautious.”
Councillor Egerton Boyce noted that when the federal legislation kicks in people could have neighbours beside them who can grow as many as four plants. “And how secure are they going to be?” he asked.
At the Monday night council meeting, Councillor Egerton Boyce called for reconsideration by council, citing a “procedural error” with the amended motion during the original session on the issue.
Five councillors voted in favour of a reconsideration however the motion was lost. Under the procedural by-law a motion to reconsider requires 6 votes in favour. Councillor Denyes voted against reconsidering. Mayor Taso Christopher and Councillor Graham were absent. Councillor Garnet Thompson declared a conflict.