Medical marijuana facility clears council hurdle

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Charlottetown City Council has given third and final reading to a medical marijuana facility.
That completes the process of adding the definition of a medical marijuana production facility to the city's zoning and development bylaw.
And, it essentially ends council's involvement in the matter. Third reading is the last chance for debate, amendments and voting.

Coun. Rob Lantz, chairman of planning, reiterated at the recent council public meeting that by adding the definition of the facility to the zoning and development bylaw the city is able to restrict where one can be built.

Edwin Jewell, owner of Jewell's Country Market in York, has confirmed he is one of 10 investors in a new operation that he hopes will be inspected and running by the fall.

The facility will be built in the P.E.I. BioCommons area in Charlottetown.

Starting in April, Canadians who use medical marijuana won't be able to grow it themselves or buy it from Health Canada.

Instead they will have to register with a licensed producer.

Currently, Health Canada has 10 licensed producers on its website.

Organizations: Health Canada

Geographic location: Country Market, York, P.E.I. BioCommons Charlottetown.Starting

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