Article by Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News
Longtime landlord Darryl Spencer was left scrambling for insurance after discovering a tenant was growing dozens of medical marijuana plants inside and outside his rental house.
When the landlord told his insurance company about the perfectly legal grow-op, his coverage was cancelled, leaving him with no insurance, few rights and a big cleanup bill.
The downstairs tenant in Spencer’s Kamloops, B.C., rental property got a medical marijuana licence that allowed him to legally grow as many as 60 plants without his landlord’s permission or knowledge.
A call from a concerned neighbour prompted Spencer, who is also a retired fire inspector, to check out the home he’s rented out to different tenants for a decade.