Does This Look Familiar

 In many communities in Canada, this is the neighbourhood grow op. 


On some levels, it appears to be relatively non-threatening. If the growers are quiet and respectful, it may not seem like there should be a big issue here.  


But what if you’re a property owner in the neighbourhood?   


1) Your property is decreasing in value. You may not be able to sell for the price you expect and deserve.


2) You and your family are a human shield for drug activity. This is why so many grow houses are in residential neighbourhoods – to dissuade other criminals from targeting them. 


3) You can’t be certain what risks the grow op and its workers pose to you and your family – are there dogs, weapons, unsecured propane tanks, electrical fire hazards? You just don’t know. 


4) When you contact the appropriate authorities – the police, Health Canada, your MP, your MLA, your mayor, anyone who should reasonably take action on your behalf – to get answers and seek action, you will receive advice to contact some other agency. Our elected officials and the agencies we fund with our taxes are either not willing or not able to take meaningful action to keep our neighbourhoods safe and crime-free.   


That’s not okay. ​  

Landowners United Wants to Change This Picture

  Landowners United has no issue with the legalization of marijuana.


What we do take issue with, however, is crime in our neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood marijuana grow ops reducing the value of our homes.


We take serious issue with being used as human shields for grow op employees and owners. 


Landowners United intends to launch class action law suits against the owners of grow ops and the federal, provincial and municipal governments that have allowed grow ops (legal or otherwise) to proliferate in residential neighbourhoods.

Why a law suit?

What Are Property Rights?


As evidenced by the Khadr payout, we can launch a civil suit against governments demanding compensation due to the lack of:

• protection of our home

• protection from financial loss

• protection from physical harm

• protection from environmental damages

• protection from impaired drivers

• protection from organized gangs

Trudeau defended the government’s actions saying that by issuing this payout, Khadr’s rights had been defended. “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable. This is not about the detail of the merits of the Khadr case. When the government violates any Canadian’s charter rights we all end up paying for it.”

Why now, when this may all be settled by legislation within a year?

What Are Property Rights?


The popular notion of property as something owned, encourages the idea of property rights as absolute.


However, property in the legal sense is more accurately regarded as the combination of the legal rights of individuals with respect to objects, and the obligations owed them by others and guaranteed and protected by government.

All levels of government know about this problem and are choosing to take no action.   Governments are responsible for our financial security and our physical safety – and they asked for that responsibility when they campaigned for our votes. Given we’ve received no satisfactory response or action from any government office or agency we’ve contacted, we have no option but to take legal action. It’s neither our first, nor our preferred, choice to sue. But the laws, as they stand, are very much on our side, and we’ve been left with no other choice. So, yes. We can win. We will win.

Can we win?

What Are Property Rights?


The popular notion of property as something owned, encourages the idea of property rights as absolute.


However, property in the legal sense is more accurately regarded as the combination of the legal rights of individuals with respect to objects, and the obligations owed them by others and guaranteed and protected by government.

All levels of government know about this problem and are choosing to take no action.   Governments are responsible for our financial security and our physical safety – and they asked for that responsibility when they campaigned for our votes. Given we’ve received no satisfactory response or action from any government office or agency we’ve contacted, we have no option but to take legal action. It’s neither our first, nor our preferred, choice to sue. But the laws, as they stand, are very much on our side, and we’ve been left with no other choice. So, yes. We can win. We will win.

Who Can Sign Up?

Any landowner who is in the vicinity of a legal or illegal grow operation or a land owner who sold knowing that they were losing value because of the grow op.


We believe that vicinity in this case means that the grow op is near enough to your property that you would be morally or legally obligated to inform anyone interested in purchasing your land that the grow op exists.


Generally landowners that are 5 or less houses away from the grow op should sign up.


In cases where the smell and additional drug related foot and vehicle traffic is a concern you are also welcome to join. ​ 

You must be the registered landowner and substantiate this fact to the law firm by way of a current land title. You do not have to provide this information right now, but you must have access to your land title. 


You must not be the landowner and operator of the grow operation.


If you are renting the house – notify the landowner and have them sign up for you.


Your name and address will only be shared with the law firm as they will be contacting you to verify your circumstances.


You will be asked to add the address of the grow op to the form. This information will be verified by the law firm.  

Sign up

Please supply your name and email address. Once we have reached the goal of 70 people the lawyers will contact you. The lawyers will ask you for additional information. You will receive an update from Landowners United when we meet our target and advise you of the name of the law firm. There will be no other correspondance from us (unless you would like additional information) and your information will not be shared with any other group or business.

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Land Values

Land values near marijuana grow ops have plummeted 20% or more regardless if the grow op is legal. Landowners should not bear this loss as it is the direct result of poor legislation at all levels of government and/or the lack of enforcement by all levels of government.


http://bc.ctvnews.ca/pot-problem-island-homeowners-say-grow-op-stench-is-devaluing-properties-1.2291377

Gang Involvement


The problem is known, but nothing is being done to protect residential landowners who personally have become or their tenants have become human shields for the gangs. Gangs thrive in residential neighbourhoods and market their product to others including

supplying ‘medical marijuana’ for some of the illicit dispensaries popping up in cities across Canada.

Police warn organized crime, including the Hells Angels, has infiltrated the medical marijuana market: RCMP document suggests 'significant alarm bells' started ringing back in 2013 - By Amanda Pfeffer, Guillaume Dumont, CBC News Posted: Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM ET


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/police-warn-organized-crime-including-the-hells-angels-has-infiltrated-the-medical-marijuana-market-1.4067112

Health Canada's Response

“In explaining its push to ban at-home growers, Health Canada mentioned the “significant unintended negative consequences,” including diversion to the black market, fire and electrical hazards and risks to children.

“The [program was] never intended to permit such widespread, residential, large-scale marijuana production and, as a result, they do not adequately address the public health, safety and security concerns that accompany such production,” Canada’s Deputy Attorney General Jan Brongers has said.”


http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/03/05/health-canada-medical-marijuana-enforcement_n_6807664.html

Drive by Shootings

And these are the safety concerns – ‘Callous disregard for public safety:' drive-by shooting rocks Surrey neighbourhood - Megan Devlin, Web Journalist, CTV Vancouver - Published Sunday, June 25, 2017 4:13PM PDT


http://bc.ctvnews.ca/callous-disregard-for-public-safety-drive-by-shooting-rocks-surrey-neighbourhood-1.3475710

Local Police have hands tied by Federal Laws

Local Police have had their hands tied by federal laws - there is virtually nothing they can do, yet...

“If medical cannabis businesses are operating contrary to a municipal bylaw, it is up to the municipality to deal with any contravention,” the statement read. “If medical cannabis businesses are operating contrary to the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, that is a matter for the police.”

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ottawa-sanctioned-grow-op-cost-me-135000-in-damages-b-c-property-ownerhttp://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ottawa-sanctioned-grow-op-cost-me-135000-in-damages-b-c-property-owner

Federal Government Pays out millions when "government violates any Canadian's charter rights"

Trudeau defended the government’s actions saying that by issuing this payout, Khadr’s rights had been defended. “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects all Canadians, every one of us, even when it is uncomfortable. This is not about the detail of the merits of the Khadr case. When the government violates any Canadian’s charter rights we all end up paying for it.”


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-omar-khadr-1.4196183