Lawyer Says Renters Have Right to Grow Medical Cannabis

Article by Bridget Yard, CBC News

Lawyer says renters have right to grow medical cannabis Facebook Twitter Reddit LinkedIn Some landlords have enacted policies that ban smoking, vaping and, in some cases, cultivation of cannabis Bridget Yard · CBC News Saskatoon's Shane Moore harvests eight plants every 90 days in order to fill his cannabis prescription. His landlord has warned of possible eviction if he keeps growing. (Bridget Yard/CBC News)

Ahead of recreational marijuana legalization, some Saskatchewan property management companies and smaller landlords enacted pot policies banning smoking, vaping and, in some cases, cultivation of cannabis — medicinal or not.

Saskatchewan’s Office of Residential Tenancies says it hasn’t received any complaints about those policies yet, and no one has been evicted under these policies in Saskatchewan, to the office’s knowledge.

But cases are popping up in both Saskatoon and Regina that suggest challenges to the policies are imminent.

“Because of legalization, landlords and condo boards are turning their minds to this issue and they are passing policies that in some cases do not provide for accommodation for medical patients,” said Trina Fraser, an Ottawa-based cannabis lawyer and partner with Brazeau Seller Law.

She expects challenges to come up, based on “reasonable access” to medicine.

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