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Kelowna ready for med pot growing applications


January 28, 2015
By Kelowna Daily Courier The Canadian Press

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Jan. 28, 2015, Kelowna, B.C. — Kelowna is tweaking one of its zoning bylaws to prepare for an onslaught of applications for legal medical marijuana grow-ops.

Property officer Ryan Smith says the B.C. city has no operators yet, but 15 producers have made requests to the city.

A council meeting heard the prospective business owners would still have to go through Health Canada before the city can consider their applications.

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The city has already implemented Bylaw 8000, which was put in place anticipating operators would want to set up growing facilities because medical marijuana could be lucrative.

Council passed the first reading of an amended bylaw unanimously, which adds agricultural land to the list of acceptable zones.