Article by CTV News
Residents near a recently-licensed legal marijuana grow-op in Langley are complaining that the bright lights coming from the facility are disruptive.
The greenhouses used to grow bell peppers until recently. But on Feb. 16, a joint venture between Canopy Growth and BC Tweed received its licence to convert the sprawling 30-acre facility to grow marijuana.
It’s being touted by operators as the largest licensed cannabis production facility in the world. The companies shipped in more than 100,000 cannabis plant clones from Ontario, and it still has room for 200,000 more.
Residents say their problem isn’t the pot itself, but the lights used to grow it.
“It’s really disruptive,” said resident Doug Bilesky. “It looks, like, nuclear. It’s orange and glowing and then the whole sky lights up.”
Images neighbours provided CTV News show a glow from the facility illuminating an otherwise dark night sky.
“It’s practically daylight,” said Michelle Nicholls. “I walk out of my barn to feed the animals at night and I don’t need a flashlight.”