Ottawa, municipalities can’t co-operate on cannabis, Norfolk police board toldPosted by On

Members of Norfolk’s Police Services Board discussed problems with Health Canada’s designated grower program for legal users of medicinal cannabis during a video conference at Governor Simcoe Square Wednesday. Among those speaking on behalf of the federal agency’s cannabis program was Benoit Seguin. Monte Sonnenberg/Postmedia Network

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Problem producers of cannabis in Norfolk County are taking advantage of federal regulations that prevent the municipality and Health Canada from working together to weed out bad actors.

In a video conference with senior Health Canada officials on Oct. 7, Norfolk’s Police Services Board heard that the federal agency cannot alert municipalities to designated-grower operations because that involves divulging medical information about identifiable individuals.

“There is enormous sensitivity around this within the program,” said Joanne Garrah, Health…

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