For years those growing pot in B.C. were forced to operate in the shadows, but now that it’s legal, two local entrepreneurs have found a way to give small-scale marijuana growers a state-of-the-art home in Sooke.
Ian Laing, along with a partner, has established Canna Park in the Sooke Industrial Park, where they will use about one-third of the 20-hectare property for growing marijuana.
“I was one of the owners and developers at the business park, and about seven years ago we started getting calls from marijuana people looking for a place to operate small grow operations,” Laing said.
“Recently, with legalization in place, I talked to Mike Hicks (Juan de Fuca Regional Area director) and asked for help in seeing if this could be done.”
Laing’s plan was to establish a series of buildings on the property to house