Article by Andrew Kurjata, CBC News
Although the mayor and RCMP have said marijuana retailers in Prince George will be treated as illegal businesses until new federal laws come into place, a pot dispensary hopes to start selling to customers in northern B.C. soon.
WeeMedical opened a ‘Wellness Centre’ in downtown Prince George on February 3.
It was closed three days later when RCMP and city officials found they were operating without a business licence and had illegal drugs on the premises.
Manager James Brown acknowledges it was a rocky start, but believes the time is still right for the venture.
“Prince George and the surrounding area needs a dispensary,” he said shortly after the shutdown.
Brown said he’s now applying for a business licence to reopen as a site to sell cannabis paraphernalia and related products, but ultimately he wants to sell medical marijuana to people with legal prescriptions.