Article by Rachel Cave, CBC News
A St. George family that’s been selling marijuana in New Brunswick without arrest or interference by authorities is opening a new storefront in Saint John on Saturday and plans to expand into Rothesay, Dartmouth, and St. John’s.
“Right now, we’ve been awesome here in New Brunswick,” said Brock Merchant, who runs HBB Medical Incorporated along with his brother Bowe and their father, Hank.
Since opening their first location in Fredericton on April 20, followed by a second location in Moncton on Aug. 3, the Merchants say they’ve accumulated more than 750 clients who’ve been prescribed medical marijuana by their doctors and have the documents to prove it.
Their outlets have also attracted the attention of police.
“We have lots of police come and check our place out,” said Brock.
“They see that we’re here but again we don’t have complaints.”
He said he understands the police must keep a watch of their business and could “raid” them at any time.
“However, we’re just hoping that they don’t,” he said.
“By keeping a positive image, by keeping people happy, we’re hoping to keep that away.”