A new greenhouse at UBC Okanagan could help researchers improve a variety of crops, including cannabis, university officials say.
Marijuana could not be grown inside the greenhouse, as that would be against provincial farming regulations. But cannabis could be planted in fields next to the greenhouse.
“We’ve clarified with UBCO that the greenhouse can’t be used to grow cannabis,” Laura Bentley, a city planner, said Thursday.
It can be planted in the ground, however, on ALR lands.
The 500-square-metre greenhouse planned by UBC Okanagan would be built on university-owned farmland on the west side of the campus, along John Hindle Drive. There would also be a 256-square-metre outdoor growing area.