As the date for legalized cannabis growing approaches the Fire Chiefs Association of BC is asking the province for more guidance and legislation around electrical and fire codes and for more power to conduct inspections.
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BC fire chiefs and municipalities are warning that a lack of regulation and oversight of residential cannabis grow operations puts people at risk.
As of October 17, 2018 Canadians are legally allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants at home. Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis fears the city will see more fires as a result of legalized pot growing.