News Nairn leads way for cannabis business SHARE ON: Rosalind Russell, staff Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018 Elliot Lake says yes, Espanola says wait a minute. Photo supplied Nairn & Hyman Township is leading the way on the North Shore when it comes to cannabis stores. Mayor Laurier Faldien says council voted four to one in a recorded vote on Monday night in favour of allowing cannabis retail stores in the township. Falldien adds cannabis is a legal product in Canada and not allowing a cannabis store would be the same as not allowing a pharmacy or LCBO agency store emphasizing Nairn is open for business. Municipalities have until January 22nd to decide if cannabis store operations can be set up in individual communities with openings planned for April, 2019.