MARIJUANA GROW OPERATIONS UPDATE
The Law Enforcement and Forfeited Property Management Statute Law
Amendment Act, 2005 (former Bill 128) received Royal Assent on
December 15, 2005 and amended the Building Code Act, 1992 to double
the existing maximum penalties for infractions to $50,000 for an
individual and $100,000 for a corporation.
These maximum penalties took effect on December 15, 2005.
The legislation also amended a number of other statutes, including the
Municipal Act, 2001 to require that a local municipality ensure a
building is inspected by the appropriate inspection staff when it is
notified by a police force that the building contained a marijuana grow
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has posted a
sample Notification Protocol on their website
(See: www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/home/pubs.html )
on August 13, 2006.
The legislation also amended the Municipal Act, 2001 to require the
person who conducts the inspection to take whatever actions they are
authorized by law to take, in order to make the building safe and
otherwise protect the public.
Amendments to the Municipal Act, 2001 took effect upon proclamation on
August 1, 2006.
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