Canadian judge: Cities can forbid illegal dispensaries

A British Columbia Supreme Court judge issued a blow to Canada’s most notable owner of illegal medical cannabis dispensaries, ruling that municipalities have the right to ban MMJ businesses. Don Briere, who owns a chain of medical cannabis stores in the western Canadian province, filed a lawsuit alleging Abbotsford city officials violated Canada’s constitution by denying him a dispensary license. Briere’s lawyer argued that local authorities don’t have authority to deny licenses to businesses because cannabis laws are decided by the federal government, The Globe and Mail reported. But judge Miriam Gropper ruled that federal government ... Canadian judge: Cities can forbid illegal dispensaries is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs