The city is trying to shut down a local marijuana producer.
While the grow operation at Kenilworth Avenue North is federally licensed, municipal bylaw enforcement says it’s operating without the city’s knowledge.
An investigation started when area residents complained about a strong smell of pot around the old Boomers Bar.
The Hamilton Spectator reports that after police consulted with Health Canada, they told bylaw officials the building is linked to three federal licences to legally grow and store marijuana.
The licences allow for hundreds of plants and up to 12,000 stored grams of marijuana.
The city has issued a zoning violation notice to the owner as Maple Leaf Wellness Canada ordering an end to any marijuana production by June 20.
Ward Councillor Sam Merulla says Hamilton’s new medical marijuana zoning rules don’t allow for that kind of facility in commercial areas.