In Bylaw 1285, cannabis production facilities are currently permitted on land within the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and within the Industrial 2 Zone. The amendments to Bylaw 1285 now include Cannabis Production Facilities as a permitted use on land zoned Industrial 1 and Industrial 3.
If a license is granted by Health Canada for the production of cannabis, the issuance of RDN building permits will be required in relation to new structures or for the renovation of existing structures. The issuance of building permits cannot legally require public process and building permit issuance cannot legally require information to address any potential aquifer impacts. Discharge of waste from farm operations is regulated by the Province through the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation under the Environmental Management Act. Residents can direct questions and comments to Health Canada through the contact information provided below.
Office of Controlled Substances
Provincial Agricultural Land Commission
Ministry of Agriculture
General Enquiries Line
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Vancouver Island District Office
Ministry of Environment
Vancouver Island Regional Office