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Should cannabis be treated the same?


March 20, 2018
By Samantha Craggs CBC News

It’s a philosophical question that’s circulated through Hamilton city hall for months: when it comes to city rules, should growing marijuana be considered the same as growing cucumbers?

Now, a group of local farmers says yes.

The city’s agriculture and rural affairs advisory committee — comprised of farmers, residents and politicians — voted in late February to pull a restriction preventing cannabis from being treated like any other farm crop.

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