New medical marijuana regulations pose dangerous implications for property owners, MP Cathy McLeod said Thursday.
The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP said many property owners in the riding have said their rental properties have been destroyed by tenants growing cannabis.
“I want all property owners to know that new regulations put into effect by the Liberal government allow authorized Canadians to grow limited amounts of marijuana for their own medical purposes, or designate someone to grow it for them, without the consent of the landlord,” said McLeod said in a news release Thursday.
As of Aug. 14, Health Canada is allowing medical pot patients to grow their own cannabis again. The federal government had no other option after a federal court ruled that regulations brought in by the former Conservative government restricted access and patients’ rights.
B.C. applicants for medical marijuana licences grew close to 1.7 million indoor plants in 2014, McLeod noted. With the new regulations in effect, she said the problem is going to grow exponentially.”
“With no commitment to inspections by Health Canada or the police, how can the Liberal government ensure that only a limited amount will be grown and that it won’t be diverted into the black market?”
She cited a case reported in the Vancouver Sun of a grow operation that cost one landlord $135,000 in damages.
“There is virtually no recourse for property owners who find themselves in this situation,” she added.
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