The public will get a chance Tuesday to comment on a proposal to regulate where medical marijuana grow operations can be set up within Chilliwack's city limits A proposed bylaw would prohibit the establishment of marijuana grow ops on land zoned for agriculture use. They would be permitted only on land zoned for "special industrial" purposes.
There are very few such sites within city boundaries-a staff report says there are "at least four" properties currently zoned for special industrial. That means those wanting to set up a grow op would most likely have to apply to council to have their preferred site rezoned.
A staff report says: "While there are potential economic development benefits with [medical marijuana grow operations] there are also implications concerning social, environmental and law-enforcement with the establishment and licensing of centralized, commercialscale indoor marihuana production facilities."
A public hearing on the proposed changes will take place Tuesday at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
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