Medical Grow-Ops

Year
2011
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
A6
UBCM Ref#
C4/SR1

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership | Referred to UBCM Executive

Details

WHEREAS medicinal marijuana grow ops are sanctioned by Canadian law under the Marihuana Medical Use Regulations and Health Canada issues licenses for the cultivation and processing of marihuana for medical purposes and the locations of these authorized grow ops are often kept secret from authorities for privacy reasons;

AND WHEREAS legalized medical grow ops can be used to hide criminal activities and are causing an increasing problem for Local Governments and police who are trying to combat illegal grow operations:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM urge Health Canada to take measures to reform the Marihuana Medical Use Regulations program to:

a)            notify Local Governments when a medical grow op license has been issued within their jurisdiction

b)            notify the local police force when a medical grow op license has been issued in their region

c)            provide adequate inspections, enforcement and controls to monitor medical grow ops.