Kamloops doctor seeks council support for marijuana business

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KAMLOOPS - A local businessperson is inviting members of Kamloops city council on a field trip to his marijuana laboratory.

Dr. Richard Brownlee is asking council to support his business endeavour. That endeavour is a laboratory for medical marijuana testing and oil extraction. While it's not finished yet, he's offering council a tour of the site.

“It will be a source of new employment and tax revenue for the city of Kamloops,” he writes in a letter to council.  “I would therefore like to garner your support for our business project in this new and promising industry.

If approved by Health Canada, the company would have five to 10 full time employees. Brownlee is currently waiting for a pre-license inspection and is looking for a letter of support from city council. The interior of the lab wont be finished until Health Canada gives approval.

He previously had support from council in the form of approval to rezone land for the operation in October 2015. The lab is located at 8170 Dallas Dr.

Brownlee has previously said his inspiration for the idea comes from his work in chronic back pain.

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