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Firefighters discover marijuana grow op in wake of St. Michel fire

Firefighters discover marijuana grow op in wake of St. Michel fire
Firefighters discover marijuana grow op in wake of St. Michel fire

Published on: April 20, 2017 | Last Updated: April 20, 2017 6:21 AM EDT

Now comes the hard part. In fulfilling a promise to legalize marijuana, Ottawa has handed the provinces the job of making it happen, Quebec says.

More than 100 marijuana plants were discovered this morning in a north end apartment. Glen Stubbe / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Montreal police have launched an investigation into who was running a marijuana grow op discovered by Montreal firefighters Thursday after a fire broke out in an apartment building in the city’s St. Michel district.

Police were called to the apartment on 41st St. near Pie IX Blvd. about 4 a.m. after firefighters, having brought the blaze under control, found about 100 marijuana plants in the residence.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

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