The city will push the legal medical marijuana industry out of Hamilton if it prevents rural facilities from expanding, say local growers.
Ancaster Coun. Lloyd Ferguson plans to bring a motion to next Wednesday’s council meeting asking for a review of rules governing location and size of licensed medical pot-growing operations. He also wants a moratorium on expansion applications until after the review is complete.
Right now, city zoning rules limit rural grow-ops to a facility size of no more than 2,000 square metres. But Ferguson said he knows of would-be producers seeking to build “concrete bunkers” that would sprawl across 30 hectares of “precious” Hamilton farmland.
The legal marijuana-growing industry is expected to explode as the federal government simultaneously licenses more medicinal producers and moves to legalize recreational pot next year.
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