“We’re here, we’re high and we aren’t going away.”
With those words, pot-purveyor Bruce Myers explains the sudden emergence of a marijuana dispensary operating like an old-fashioned fruit stand on the southeast corner of Renfrew and Hastings streets in East Vancouver.
Myers, 55, of Surrey said the pop-up pot tent and table complete with scales, bongs, pipes, grinders, papers and blow torches was first moved onto the City of Vancouver-owned property in August to coincide with the PNE. They plan on keeping the pot stand running 24-7 right through until the Fright Night Halloween attraction is over across the street at the PNE.
That won’t go over too well with nearby neighbours, most of whom said Tuesday that they’re stunned that the city or police haven’t moved to shut it down.
“This is the third time they’ve been there and I think it’s nonsense,” said Ray Wesley, who lives several blocks away from the pot stand and is amazed they’re operating so openly. “I just wonder why the police aren’t getting them out of there. People are completely dumbfounded.”