Obama Says Smoke Up. White House Website Says Not So Fast

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  1. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2014-01-22/article-3586154/Public-meeting-next-week-on-zoning-for-possible-marijuana-operations-in-Charlottetown/1
    City of Charlottetown, PEI has scheduled a public meeting for Jan. 29 to hear comments

    Richard Reams draws a prepared sample of medical marijuana at OregonGreen Lab in Williams, Ore. The City of Charlottetown has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday, Jan. 29 to hear comments on possible future medicinal marijuana operations in this city.

    Residents in Charlottetown are going to have their say on the medical marijuana issue next week.

    The City of Charlottetown has scheduled a public meeting for Wednesday, Jan. 29 to hear comments on that issue . . . .

    On the medical marijuana issue, the city may be paving the way for the province’s first production facility. Council recently voted 9-0 to proceed to the public consultation phase to consider an amendment to the city’s zoning and development bylaw. Such an amendment would add the definition for medical marijuana production facility. That resolution also stiplulates that such a production facility can only be built in a heavy industrial zone or a business park industrial zone, such as the bio-commons park in the former neighbourhood of West Royalty.

    The federal government launched a $1.3 billion free market in medical marijuana last fall. Health Canada is phasing out an older system that mostly relied on small-scale, homegrown medical marijuana of varying quality, often diverted illegally to the black market.

    Under new federal legislation, large indoor marijuana farms certified by the RCMP and health inspectors will produce, package and distribute a range of standardized weed, all of it sold for whatever price the market will bear. The first sales took place this past October, delivered directly by secure courier.

    This step by council is in response to the changes made federally.

    There is no application before the city for a medical marijuana production facility but Coun. Rob Lantz, chairman of the planning committee, said he has heard rumours that someone may be interested and is in talks with the federal government about the possibility of doing that in the P.E.I. capital.

    As of October 2013, there were 37,400 medical marijuana users across the country recognized by the department but officials project that number will swell more than 10-fold, to as many as 450,000 people, by 2024.

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