Medical marijuana grow licences exploited by criminals to sell weed on the illegal market, police say

Lack of oversight allows system to be exploited, activist says
CBC News (Canada)
Thursday, November 19, 2020

canada pot flag2A lack of oversight into who is growing medical cannabis and how much is being grown is allowing criminals to sell pot on the illegal market, according to police and pot activists. That's creating tension in residential neighbourhoods in Winnipeg where large amounts of plants are being grown and with medical marijuana users who say it's not fair the laws meant to help people who need pot are being exploited for financial gain. "The lack of oversight by Health Canada has allowed the system to be manipulated and abused by people who are only in it for their own personal benefit," said cannabis activist and medical licence holder Steven Stairs.