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Pot farm regulatory hurdles

UPDATE: 1 p.m.

The regional district does have a choice on a controversial commercial cannabis operation, says one community advocate.

Huguette Allen says Green Amber, the Ontario company that bought property in rural Lumby, failed to make an important point during a public meeting held this past week. 

Green Amber had been told by the Regional District of North Okanagan to hold the public information meeting, but also to clarify the process for its non-farm use application to the Agricultural Land Commission.

The company failed to do that, says Allen. 

“Therefore, certain people are under the impression that RDNO has had no option but to forward Green Amber’s application to the ALC. This is not the case. The process for an ALR application of this nature is that the proponent must first apply to the regional district, who then has the choice to forward the application, or not.”

If the RDNO does not

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