Provincial Government reversed decisions on Cannabis in the ALR lands
The provincial government has reversed decisions on Cannabis in the ALR lands, an issue which BCCA recently took before the ALC and Ministry of Agriculture. This regulatory change clarifies that all forms of cannabis production are now considered a “farm use” (see attachment for all details)
Because all forms of cannabis production are a “farm use”, cannabis production in the ALR does not contravene the ALCA even if engaged in without the Commission’s approval.
However: the ALR Use Regulation specifically allows local governments to prohibit cannabis production in certain forms ; AND certain other activities associated with cannabis production, such as fill placement or soil removal, may still require proponents to engage with the Commission. (edited)