Medical Marihuana Update

The issues surrounding the growing and distribution of medical marihuana have been of particular interest to local governments over the recent years as a result of a proliferation of marihuana grow operations in residential areas throughout the Province. Local governments will soon have to address those issues in the context of a new Federal regime that Health Canada states is at least partially in response to concerns raised by local governments and law enforcement.

In this paper, we discuss the legal authority of local governments in relation to medical marihuana production facilities and canvas the issues that local governments will need to consider in an effort to develop a policy to address the issues that will likely be associated with the implementation of the new Federal Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulation, SOR 2013-119, (the “MMPR”) as of April 1, 2014.

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