Goodwood or goodweed? Four people charged after police probe reveals weed grow-op far exceeding licensed limit

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The property was licensed, the police say, but only for 463 cannabis plants to be grown indoors only. The regulator pointed to a “perceived discrepancy in the amount of medical cannabis grown, alongside licence infringements and sites used for large-scale illegal production.” Subscribe to Weekend Dispensary, a new weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp. Both Health Canada and police forces have sounded the alarm about the use of medical licences to grow cannabis for illegal purposes. A federal licence is required to cultivate, process and sell cannabis for medical or non-medical purposes, notes information from the Government of Canada. What the DEU discovered was eight temporary greenhouse structures containing an unspecified number of cannabis plants, although more than 2,000 plants were seized from inside and outside of the property.

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Officers with Durham Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) raided a cannabis grow-op earlier this month and found that the licensed property had about five times more plants than it should have.

After obtaining a search warrant, the DEU members conducted the raid at the property on Highway 47 in Goodwood, Ont. on Aug. 4, notes a statement from the Durham police. The property was licensed, the police say, but only for 463 cannabis plants to be grown indoors only.

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