The City of Elliot Lake is one of many that allowed cannabis to be sold within the community, but Mayor Dan Marchisella has noted there have been few protections put in place for home production.
Marchisella says the recommended best practices that both the provincial and federal governments have legislated are being left to the municipalities to regulate within their own bylaws and property standards.
Under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, it is an individual’s responsibility to make sure that all marijuana plants or cannabis products in their possession are secure, and other people, including children, can’t access them.
Marchisella wants to put a bylaw in place to allow for enforcement.
Under the legislation, the number of plants per household allowed without a medical permit is four.