CRD investigates medical marijuana zoning options

The Cariboo Regional District is investigating zoning regulations to accommodate the growing of medical marijuana.

  • Aug. 26, 2013 1:00 p.m.

The Cariboo Regional District is investigating zoning regulations to accommodate the growing of medical marijuana.

During their regular meeting Friday, Aug. 23, CRD directors asked staff to bring forward a text amendment to the zoning regulations to allow the accessory medical marijuana uses in industrial zones, reports the CRD. On June 10, the federal government announced a new regulation called the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

This legislation changes the way marijuana can be legally grown in Canada for medical purposes.

The Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) which was introduced in 2001, allowed authorized persons to grow marijuana for their own medical purposes in their home.

There are currently over 30,000 authorized persons under this program.

This program and the authorizations are to expire on March 31, 2014.