Gone to Pot: Hamilton Tries to Shut Down Licensed Medicinal Marijuana Grower

Municipal bylaw enforcement is trying to shut down a federally licensed medical marijuana grow-op that set up shop on Kenilworth Avenue North without the city’s knowledge.

Coun. Sam Merulla said he asked bylaw and Hamilton police to investigate in late March after residents complained about a “strong smell” of pot around the former Boomers Bar and Grill, which backs onto a street of small homes.

“It has been causing consternation in the neighbourhood for a few months now,” Merulla said.

But after police consulted with Health Canada, they told bylaw officials the building is linked to three federal licences to legally grow and store marijuana, said bylaw enforcement manager Kim Coombs. The licences allow for hundreds of plants and up to 12,000 stored grams of marijuana.

– Read the entire article at The Hamilton Spectator.