Drug Operations

BCREA Calls for Safer Homes at the 2019 UBCM Convention

British Columbia Real Estate Association’s (BCREA) Government Relations team attended the annual 2019 Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in Vancouver from September 23 to 27. On the first day of the convention, VP of Government Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Trevor Hargreaves participated in a panel presentation on anti-money laundering, along with Attorney General David

Stronger Consumer Protection for Healthy Homes

BC needs a provincial framework for remediation to ensure homes that have been used to produce drugs are safe from mould, pesticides and electrical and fire hazards. BC’s neighbours have made significant strides towards these goals. In Alberta designated officials conduct an inspection, issue an order to vacate and outline the required procedure to remediate

Remediating Homes Used to Produce Drugs

On June 20, the Canadian government passed legislation confirming October 17, 2018 as the legalization date for non-medicinal cannabis. Under the legislation, individuals will be able to grow up to four cannabis plants per residence. Four plants may not sound like much, but what if it’s grown in a closet? Or a 600-square foot strata

High Time for Change

In October 2018, cannabis became legalized across Canada, and in BC individuals are now allowed to legally grow up to four plants per residence. This new legislation change has made it increasingly important for the government to ensure that homes used in drug operations are made safe. There are many potential harms associated with growing

Remediating Homes Used in Drug Operations

On October 17, non-medicinal cannabis will be legalized. In addition to establishing regulated distribution networks, the federal legislation allows individuals to legally cultivate up to four plants per residence. BCREA remains concerned with the damage drug production can have on properties. Four plants may not sound like much, but what if it’s grown in a