Kamloops council tweaks wording of cannabis growing bylaw

Kamloops council has approved revising regulations to remove from its zoning bylaw references to medical cannabis grow-operations in favour of broader terminology: cannabis production facilities.

A public hearing on the matter Tuesday night yielded no opposition from any member of the public and was passed without any comment from councillors, city business licence inspector David Jones told KTW.

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In Kamloops, all cannabis-production facilities are permitted in general and heavy industrial zones and agricultural properties.

The status quo will be maintained in regulating that facilities be 150 metres from residential properties and schools.

A mechanical ventilation system is also required to prevent odours.

Unlike retail applications, production facilities do not require council approval, but they must comply with zoning and building regulations.

Cannabis growing and manufacturing is regulated by the federal government.

Health Canada is the gatekeeper for micro-cultivation (200 square metres or less), standard cultivation, nurseries, processing, micro-processing, analytical testing and research licences.

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