Marijuana Grow Operation Registry and Remediation
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association request the Government of Alberta to adopt and implement the recommendations for safe re-occupancy of dwellings and buildings formerly used as marijuana grow operations, as outlined by the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health and to include the creation of an appropriate Registry.
WHEREAS illegal drug activities such as marijuana grow operations can create dangerous conditions that can harm people and damage homes and property;
WHEREAS suitable housing conditions are essential to good health;
WHEREAS the rights of a property purchaser and the legal interests of realtors outweigh the stigmatization of a property that may arise from the registration of a property as having been used as a marijuana grow operation;
WHEREAS Alberta Health Services Calgary Health Region has a registry of active and inactive health inspection orders on properties used for illegal drug operations; and
WHEREAS the National Collaborating Center for Environmental Health has developed recommendations for safe re-occupancy of marijuana grow operations.
May 13, 2010 - Solicitor General & Minister of Public Security
Alberta Safe Communities Secretariat established a working group to review marijuana grow operations and develop recommendations for the Safe Communities partnering Deputy Ministers. SGPS, along with Alberta Health and Wellness and Alberta Municipal Affairs are members of this working group and will be presenting their recommendations in the near future.
Aug 2010 - Alberta Health and Wellness
Alberta Health and Wellness is one of nine ministries, along with various agencies, collaborating on Alberta’s Safe Communities Initiative (SafeCom) to address the impact of crime on communities. One aspect of the imitative deals specifically with marijuana grow operations. As part of this effort, a cross-ministry working group was established to develop recommendations for addressing marijuana grow operations in a consistent fashion throughout the province. The working group is finalizing its report for submission to the SafeCom within the next few weeks. SafeCom will then review the recommendations and provide direction on the next steps.
AUMA accepts this response.