Responding to Marijuana Grow Operations: A Community Handbook

I am pleased to present “Responding to Marijuana Grow Operations – A Community Handbook,” a companion to our broader publication “Community Response to Marijuana Grow Operations: A Guide Towards Promising Practices.”

To be successful in addressing this challenge, I believe the communities need to work together and share best practices.

The City of Surrey dealt with the increasing number of grow ops by addressing the problem with a multi-faceted approach. We first focused on the public safety harms associated with grow operations and created a multi-agency inspection team whose job is to investigate suspected properties and remove the danger from the neighbourhood.


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