Marijuana in ALR targeted

A petition containing more than 1,400 signatures addressing concerns about marijuana production in British Columbia’s Agricultural Land Reserve has been presented in the B.C. legislature.

Green Party MLA and agriculture spokesperson Adam Olsen on March 15 presented the petition created by the group Citizens for Protecting Agricultural Land.

“We’re not against marijuana. We’re against growing it on prime farmland,” said Ken Marriette, the communications co-ordinator with CPAL.

A Green party news release said the government should halt the sale of ALR land for growing cannabis until the issue of speculation is addressed.

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