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Medicinal marijuana-grows being reconsidered in North Okanagan

The Regional District of North Okanagan is trying to determine where medicinal marijuana should be grown and processed. - Photo submitted
The Regional District of North Okanagan is trying to determine where medicinal marijuana should be grown and processed.
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It's still not sure where medicinal marijuana will be allowed to grow in the North Okanagan's rural areas.

Third reading of a bylaw outlining where facilities growing and processing medicinal marijuana can be located in the electoral areas was postponed Wednesday so possible changes can be made to the document.

“We need a bylaw that’s not overly onerous,” said  Bob Fleming, Regional District of North Okanagan director.

The postponement came after a public hearing in which operators of medicinal marijuana facilities protested the bylaw stipulating that operations in the rural zone would only be allowed on properties eight hectares (19.77 acres) in size.

For industrial zones, a medical marijuana production facility would not be permitted on lots smaller than one hectare (2.47 acres) in size.

Look for more in Friday's Morning Star.

 

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