Rule Change ‘Blindsides’ Medical Marijuana Bid

A Calgary-area greenhouse operator is being stymied in his effort to grow medical marijuana by a local council move to change the bylaw that would have allowed it.

Stan Swiatek applied to Health Canada last year to become a licensed medical marijuana producer following a federal law change that allowed private companies to grow the plants.

His application was near-complete and he had spent about $500,000 on the development when Rocky View County informed him it planned to change the rules.

The municipality is proposing amendments to its land use bylaw that would classify a medical marijuana-growing operation outside a horticultural or market garden business. Swiatek has a horticultural development permit.

– Read the entire article at Calgary Herald.

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