Delta mayor worried cannabis ‘green rush’ on agricultural land could kill farming

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Delta Mayor Lois Jackson fears prime agricultural land will be overrun with greenhouses once legalization is in place. Delta’s mayor says she’s worried that once cannabis is legalized, her city’s legacy of food farming will go up in smoke. Cannabis will become legal on Oct. 17, and Lois Jackson says once that happens there’s nothing barring pot growers from snapping up prime agricultural land. She’s calling on the province to step in with regulations to protect farmland for food production. LISTEN: Cannabis agriculture and food production Speaking on CKNW’s The Jill Bennett Show, she said such a ‘green rush’ could radically reshape Delta’s identity as a breadbasket for the region. Delta mayor worried cannabis ‘green rush’ on agricultural land could kill farming

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