Opposition MLAs call for more action from Ottawa to contain cannabis odours

VICTORIA (May 2, 2019) – BC Liberal MLAs Ian Paton and Rich Coleman say the federal government should be doing more to ensure licensed cannabis operators are following the rules when it comes to preventing the escape of odours from their facilities.

Paton and Coleman have sent a letter to the federal Minister of Health and Minister of Justice and Attorney General, lodging a formal complaint and requesting immediate enforcement.

“Our constituents have been complaining about the negative impacts these irritating odours have had on their health and lifestyle,” says Paton, MLA for Delta South and BC Liberal Agriculture Co-Critic. “These cannabis companies have a duty to contain these scents, yet haven’t been cooperating.”

Langley East MLA Rich Coleman says the federal regulations are very clear.

“These operators should be following good production practices, and that includes equipping their facilities with proper air filtration systems,” says Coleman. “Unfortunately, these companies are failing to comply and local residents are suffering as a result.”

Their letter highlights at least four problem operators within their two ridings.

Letter below.

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