B.C. marijuana growers hope to bloom on ALR farmland

October 20, 2017 10:52 am

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Will cornfields and greenhouses that now grow tomatoes and cucumbers give way to marijuana crops on farmland in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) in Delta?

This is among questions the B.C. government needs to answer by July 2018, when new federal legislation makes recreational marijuana use legal.

In an attempt to get some kind of public consensus on key regulatory issues, like taxation, distribution and retailing, the B.C. government is asking the public for input.

B.C. Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced an online consultation campaign at the recent Union of BC Municipalities annual conference.

“Collaboration is key to getting it right here in British Columbia,” Farnworth said.

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