Medical marijuana changes policing work

The addition of medical marijuana grow operations means some changes for police.

Police in Summerland are continuing to investigate incidents of marijuana production, but the addition of medical marijuana grow operations means some changes for police.

Sgt. Mona Kauffeld of the Summerland RCMP detachment said investigations now include determining if an operation is legitimate.

Those who run medical marijuana grow operations are allowed to grow a set quantity of plants for their customers.

Over the third quarter of this year, police in Summerland investigated 13 drug files, of which two involved marijuana production.

One case was concluded without charges while the other involved the seizure of four plants being grown for personal use.

The remaining 11 cases involved possession.