Medical marijuana draft bylaws reviewed

CRD board reviewed three draft bylaws and rural land use bylaws to allow medical marijuana as a permitted use in General Industrial zone.

  • Sep. 23, 2013 7:00 p.m.

The Cariboo Regional District board reviewed three draft bylaws and rural land use bylaws to allow medical marijuana as a permitted use within the General Industrial (M 2) zone.

At its meeting in Wildwood Friday, Sept. 13, the board learned this text amendment to the M 2 zone would carry forward as an allowed use in the Heavy Industrial zone.

These bylaws will be back on the agenda next month for further consideration.

The CRD will also request that a Minister’s Bylaw Standard be developed for medical marijuana operations in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

The Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Program (MMSP) 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.