Renegade dispensaries a challenge for new Vancouver regulations
Illegal marijuana dispensaries in Vancouver, British Columbia, continue to defy the city’s medical cannabis licensing and regulations process by staying open despite being ordered to close.
More than 50 illegal cannabis businesses still operate even after Vancouver officials issued 854 tickets to owners who refuse to close their shops, the Vancouver Courier reported. Some dispensaries have been issued multiple tickets, which cost $250 apiece. According to the report, operators have paid 205 tickets.
In addition, the city has filed 27 court injunctions aimed at shuttering some of the 54 unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, which operate without a city license.