Letters to the Editor

Grow medicinal marijuana on industrial land

Editor: I would like to urge all residents of Langley to fully support the proposed bylaw in reference to only allowing the growing of marijuana on industrial lands.

We live in a residential area of the ALR, with one-acre zoning, and currently there is a medicinal grow-op in our area.  The stench is unbearable when the plants are ready to harvest. It is so bad that our quality of life has changed dramatically.

We can no longer enjoy having the doors open in summer. We have to hold our breath just to get in the car; and constantly have to explain to visitors that it is not us creating the skunk-like smell that lingers continually on our street.

We fully support our mayor and council who want to preserve Langley as a great place to live and do business. Please, let’s make sure these drugs are grown in areas that will not affect innocent families. Whether medicinal or not, we should not be subjected to these foul smells that ruin our living environment.

Allowing the growing of marijuana on ALR lands must not be permitted. The rest of us have to go to the drug store to get our prescriptions filled — the same needs to happen for those using these medicines also.

Name Withheld

Editor’s note — The author requested to have the name withheld because of the proximity of the grow-op to neighbours’ homes, and fears of retribution.

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