Mississauga may become the first Canadian city to licence and regulate the production of medical marijuana after a committee vote on a new bylaw that passed Wednesday.
Final approval is slated to take place next week by council
According to Councillor Jim Tovey, the federal government has legalized operations to go forward, but the city is responsible for location and enforcement.
“Obviously you don’t want these in residential areas or near schools. Through the bylaw we will be able to enforce zoning for medical marijuana production in manufacturing and industrial zones,” Tovey said.
According to a report obtained by the Toronto Star, two facilities have already received zoning approval, subject to a number of conditions. They are not up and running yet as they do not have the required licences from Health Canada.