Metro Vancouver is seeking input on proposed emissions regulation for cannabis production and processing operations in the region.
Emissions from cannabis production and processing can be odorous and can include volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can contribute to the formation of harmful ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter. This past summer, air quality advisories were issued for both ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter, with ground-level ozone reaching levels not experienced in over three decades. The proposed regulations include potential actions to reduce emissions, streamline management of emissions, and protect the environment.
Ways to share your input until February 1, 2022:
- Learn more online
- Read the discussion paper
- Complete a feedback form online
- Email AQBylaw@metrovancouver.org
The first phase of public engagement was conducted in 2019, and feedback has been incorporated into the updated proposal.
Metro Vancouver regulates the discharge of air emissions within the region through site-specific air permits, emission regulations that apply to groups of similar emission sources, and general bylaw provisions.