Cannabis Production and Processing

Consultation on Managing Emissions from Cannabis Production and Processing Operations

We want to hear from you

The first phase of consultation on the proposals described in the Proposed Emission Regulation for Cannabis Production and Processing Operations Discussion Paper will take place from mid-June to October 31, 2019. All feedback received during consultation will be compiled and presented to the MVRD Board for consideration.

You can provide feedback through or 604-432-6200 or a questionnaire that will take about 5 to 15 minutes to complete. You can also sign up to receive updates on upcoming consultation events and other opportunities to provide feedback. Comments will be taken into consideration until the MVRD Board makes a decision about a bylaw for managing emissions from cannabis production and processing operations.

Respond to the questionnaire

Engagement Opportunities

Talk with Air Quality and Climate Change staff at our Information Booth at these Community Events:

July 27 - Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Country Fest (Maple Ridge)
August 5 - Tsawwassen Sun Festival (Delta)
August 24 - Electrafest (Vancouver)
September 7 - Country Celebration (Langley)
September 8 - Coho Festival (West Vancouver)
September 22 - World Rivers Day (Burnaby)

Public Webinars

General information and Q&A about proposals to manage emissions from cannabis production and processing.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
10am – 12 noon

You can view slides used in presentations at consultation workshops here.

Presentation slide from the webinar held on September 25 are available here.

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.

Impacts on Air Quality

Emissions from cannabis production and processing include volatile organic compounds (VOC) that can contribute to the formation of harmful ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter. The reduction of VOC emissions is a key part of the Regional Ground-level Ozone Strategy for the Canadian Lower Fraser Valley.

The VOC from cannabis production and processing can also be odorous. Metro Vancouver and member jurisdictions have received many complaints about odorous emissions from cannabis production operations. The regulatory proposals include potential actions to reduce odorous emissions.



  • Cannabis Production Emissions Consultation

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    Send comments by mail:
    Attn: Cannabis Production ​Emissions Consultation
    4730 Kingsway
    Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6

    Consultation enquiries:
    Mon to Fri (8am-4:30pm)
    Metro Vancouver Information Centre