B.C. Says Local Governments can Regulate Cannabis Growth on Agricultural Land

Article by CBC News

B.C. says local governments can regulate pot growth on agricultural land Cities can prevent industrial-style, cement-based and cannabis-production bunkers in their communities The Canadian Press Currently, only medical marijuana is allowed to be grown on B.C.'s Agricultural Land Reserve. (Aphria/Canadian Press)

Local and Indigenous governments in British Columbia will be permitted to prevent marijuana production in their communities on land that is part of the Agricultural Land Reserve, but with conditions.

The Ministry of Agriculture said in a release that the regulatory change is effective immediately and gives governments the right to prevent industrial-style, cement-based and cannabis-production bunkers in their communities.

However, the ministry says pot production can’t be prohibited if it’s grown lawfully in an open field, in a structure that is soil based, or in an existing licensed operation.

The new regulations allow local governments to prevent the alteration of existing cannabis production facilities in alignment with local planning and priorities in their communities.

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