Article by Alexandra Mazur, Global News
A cannabis farm with over 8,000 plants has popped up in the village of Flinton, Ont., which is situated north of Napanee, to the great surprise of municipal officials.
Although the OPP say the farm has been licensed by Health Canada — the local municipality didn’t know it existed until Tuesday.
Marlean Mclean, who owns property near the cannabis farm, said she moved out to the country in order to get away from it all. Now her new neighbours have large greenhouses brimming with marijuana, and a thriving business in her neighbourhood.
“I don’t think people move back here even considering — ‘Oh my neighbour down the road is going to have a grow op’ — either legal or illegal.”
Mclean says the grow operation, whether it’s been approved by the federal government or not, makes her feel uncomfortable, especially since she wasn’t notified.