Pubdate: Fri, 21 Oct 2016
Source: Terrace Standard (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Terrace Standard
Author: Margaret Speirs


The medical marijuana bylaw regulating the siting and construction of
medical marijuana production facilities within the area of the
Kitimat-Stikine regional district is set to be adopted by its board at
its October meeting after several public hearings found no objections
during the course of the year.

Public hearings held in Terrace and Hazelton in July and September
were to consider submissions from the public and hear any concerns.

No submissions were received.

Those who attended the hearings - nine people July 19, one person in
Hazelton July 20 and three people Sept. 7 - had no concerns with the
bylaw, said notes in the regional district's September meeting agenda.

Concern was expressed with meetings being held in summer when people
were on vacations and said there should've been more public notice,
said the agenda notes.

The bylaw was needed as new federal regulations, the Cannabis for
Medical Purposes Regulations, replace previous legislation found to be
unconstitutional and continue to allow commercial producers to obtain
and construct production facilities to produce medical marijuana,
continued the agenda.

Changes now allow people with a medical marijuana licence to grow
their own plants or designate someone to grow them, it continued.

Bylaw regulations will outline how far grow operations must be from
schools, daycares, churches and public spaces.

With no public concerns about the bylaw, it was then sent to third
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