‘You Can Lose Everything’: Tenant’s Medical Marijuana Grow-Op Costs Landlord Insurance

Article by Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News

'A grow-op, whether legal or not, is still a high-risk activity,' Insurance Bureau says

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.

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