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CAN (BC): The impact of growing cannabis on B.C. farmland

A recent bulletin released by the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) of B.C. now classifies cannabis production as “farm use” on Agricultural Land Reserves (ALR), but the city of Delta fears new and more lenient regulations around cannabis growth will undermine the importance of local produce.

In an interview with The Tyee, the Mayor of Delta George Harvie said, “We are under attack by the pot industry for greenhouses.” The mayor’s concerns are shared by KPU’s Director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems.

Medicinal cannabis has been legal in B.C. since 2013 and recreational cannabis has been legal since October 2018, which in turn means that cannabis has been farmed legally in Delta for many years now.

Cannabis has been used in infinite ways since its legalization. Not only THC but CBD is making a huge impact in the retail industry. Shoppers can purchase CBD-infused products almost everywhere, from milkshakes to massage oils and even products for pets. Cannabis is making an impact on basically anything that can be infused with cannabinoids.

Read the full article at The Runner (Lisa Hedmark)

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