Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cities Can Ban The Sale Of Pot

Can refuse business licence and ban sale
This CBC article reports a BC Supreme Court judge ruling that municipalities can regulate pot dispensaries through the use of bylaws which can deny a business licence and ban the sale of pot.

A few highlights from the judge's findings:

  • Pot can be regulated by a lower authority (Federal regulation does not negate this)
  • Federal laws don't guarantee access to medical pot through dispensaries

It would seem that our local governments can now quick ducking their responsibilities for not allowing illegal businesses to operate within their jurisdictions. Wonder if our Council will now finally step up and do something or will they keep their heads firmly planted in the sand?


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