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Four Pot Plants Can Still Wreck Your House, Canadian Realtors Warn

  • Cannabis cultivation may cause mold, fungus, property damage
  • Real estate group says marijuana law should be amended
Harvested marijuana
Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg

Canada’s push to legalize pot is running into more opposition, this time from a realtor group that says home cultivation could cause property damage.

In testimony to a Senate committee in Ottawa, Michael Bourque, head of the Canadian Real Estate Association, flagged risks associated with cultivating cannabis plants, such as the spread of mold and fungus through ventilation systems. He said the law should be amended to place a moratorium on home cultivation until provinces can pass tougher housing regulations.