OMB Holds Hearing for Proposed Medical Marijuana Plant in Owen Sound

After sitting dormant for seven years the former PPG plant in Owen Sound is being transformed for a proposed medical marijuana production facility.

“Dry marijuana, as well as once we are allowed extracts, capsules, ointments, so we will be producing everything under one roof,” said Mark Krytiuk with Canadian Bioceutical Corporation.

The company is spending $14 million to retrofit the existing warehouse space, but before it can go into production the company must be licenced by Health Canada and must comply with local zoning by-laws.

Earlier this year the City of Owen Sound passed a zoning by-law requiring medical marijuana production facilities to be located in industrial areas well away from schools, day cares and places of worship, but the bylaw is being challenged by local resident who appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

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