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Richardson pushes for city bylaws on grow-ops

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Ward Eight councillor Tracy Richardson took centre stage this week pushing aggressively for city bylaws to be created as soon as possible to manage the burgeoning marijuana grow-op business in Kawartha Lakes.

Richardson said one of these operations is currently under construction with others being contemplated.  She shares that the city receives 2-3 calls a day from individuals looking to cultivate within city limits.

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New cannabis plant owner can’t prescribe medicinal marijuana: CPSO restrictions

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New cannabis plant owner can't prescribe medicinal marijuana: CPSO restrictions

Dr. Ghulam Khan, the psychiatrist who formed Fleetwood Pharmaceutical Inc. in Lindsay to eventually produce medicinal marijuana, cannot prescribe cannabis to his patients – a fact that will have no bearing on the development of the new cannabis plant, he says.

The Advocate has learned that on Sept. 14, 2017 several restrictions against Khan came into effect through the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario (CPSO). These included not being able to write prescriptions for cannabis, and that Khan had to “practise under the guidance of a Clinical Supervisor acceptable to the College for 12 months.”

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