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Kamloops council still supports medical marijuana industry, not individual business

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KAMLOOPS - Marijuana grow operations are still supported by Kamloops council, but they aren’t singling out any one business.

That’s the response after a local doctor asked council to support his plans for a medical marijuana laboratory in the city’s Dallas neighbourhood.

The site was rezoned for the use in October 2015, but KamCan Products hasn’t been inspected yet by Health Canada, which they need before being licenced for operations. The company’s president, Dr. Richard Brownlee, wrote a letter requesting council “provide us with a letter of support for our business endeavour.”

However, council can’t support any individual business.

During the July 12 meeting council voted unanimously to send a letter supporting medical marijuana operations to Brownlee.

Council passed bylaw amendments to allow federally approved marijuana grow operations in the city in 2013 with some restrictions and regulations.

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