Port Colborne will ask Health Canada to revoke licences to grow medical marijuana at a greenhouse on Pinecrest Road, in the wake of last week’s armed robbery there when two people were held at gunpoint.
Niagara Regional Police reported last week that while searching the property, officers found 3,400 plants growing in the greenhouse.
That’s about 3,000 plants — worth $1.5 million — more than the facility was permitted to produce through the three licences it was operating under.
Port Colborne Mayor John Maloney feels that should be grounds for Health Canada to revoke the licences.
“We’re certainly advocating that their permission for growing the substance should be revoked, and end of story. That’s what we’re pressing the minister for, as well as Parliament,” Maloney said in an interview Tuesday.