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Lumby set for medical marijuana

Medical marijuana can now be legally grown in Lumby.

Council adopted a bylaw Monday that would allow medical marijuana production facilities to apply for a business license from the village.

“It was a housekeeping issue, there were no issues with it,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

Council recently agreed that medical marijuana  production can occur on industrial land, and Acton believes such activities could bolster the community’s economy.

“We have 200 acres of industrial property,” he said.

“That’s taxable income and jobs translate into stores and housing.”

And there already appears to be some interest in Lumby becoming the location of medical marijuana operations.

True Leaf Medicine has applied to Health Canada for a licence to grow and distribute medicinal cannabis from a facility in Lumby.

True Leaf includes former premier Mike Harcourt as chairperson and chief executive office Darcy Bomford, founder and former CEO of Darford International.

 

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