Mississauga is the first city in Canada to license Medical Marijuana Production Facilities to improve safety at the local level.
Under the Medical Marijuana Production Facilities Licensing By-law, facilities will need to meet fire, electrical and building codes, have a Health Canada licence and a zoning certificate. Through the by-law the City will be able to enforce zoning for medical marijuana production facilities and determine where they are located.
The by-law complements rules and regulations already in place from Health Canada and provides better monitoring and information for response from police, fire and emergency services.
For more information read the report: Licensing of Medical Marijuana Production Facilities.