Rural Ottawa Farmer Wants To Swap Veggies For Marijuana

Plans up for debate at city committee Thursday.

An Ottawa farmer and his business partners want to turn a vegetable farm in rural Ottawa into a million square feet of cannabis production.

In the first step of what is a multi-jurisdictional approval process, a rezoning application goes before the city of Ottawa’s agriculture and rural affairs committee on Thursday.

If the city approves it, the group plans to seek a medical marijuana license from Health Canada.

Peter Abboud’s farm on Ramsay Road, between the rural south Ottawa communities of Metcalfe and Greely, currently produces tomatoes, beans and cucumbers for various Ottawa farmers markets.

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