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CAN (MB): Winnipeg plans new rules for MMJ grow operations

Residents fed up with cannabis grow operations in their neighborhoods see a victory in a City of Winnipeg plan to limit where those operations are allowed.

A number of changes to create a new medical cannabis licensing regime are proposed in a report presented to the city's property, planning, and development committee on Wednesday, following pressure by numerous residents.

Under the changes, cannabis cultivation facilities would only be permitted in manufacturing zones and would require air filtration/exhaust systems.

The changes would also require minimum setbacks between buildings where cannabis is cultivated and/or stored that are near residential properties, schools, public parks, or playgrounds. As well, bylaw changes would require designated growers to obtain and maintain a valid business license.


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