Richmond set to vote on cannabis production emission rules

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With people who live near pot production facilities sharing concerns about the smell and air quality, the City of Richmond is looking at how to balance welcoming the industry with ensuring odours don’t get out of hand.

Currently, Richmond has one facility operating but two more are in the planning phase.

“It is a real issue. There is no getting around that. Richmond has a fairly limited amount of cannabis that is in production at this time, but we do have some and it’s going to increase and it’s going, so it’s going to be an increasing issue for us and we know that we want to get ahead of the situation now,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie.

Richmond’s General Purpose Committee is set to vote on endorsing a series of recommendations on odour control and air-quality at its Jan. 7 meeting. …

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