The City of Abbotsford is declaring victory in a legal battle against marijuana dispensaries.
A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted the city an injunction to shut down a controversial pot shop because it doesn’t have a business licence.
Weeds Glass & Gifts has been given until Thursday to shut down their Clearbrook Road location.
As for the federal government’s plans to legalize pot, Mayor Henry Braun said, “if they change the law and legalize marijuana then every city across Canada is going to have to amend its bylaw so that it’s in sync with senior levels of government. They make the law. Today in Canada it’s illegal.”
While Abbotsford has a zero tolerance policy, at least 100 marijuana shops continue to operate in Vancouver without a licence.
Brad Pelling says the four pot shops that have opened near his business on Granville Street between Marine Drive and West 67th Avenue have made the area less safe.
“It’s a public safety concern for our staff and all the people in the neighbourhood,” Pelling said.
“As of late, more individuals are coming around that are not fitting into society and causing more and more problems.”
– With files from Rumina Daya
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