Article by Katie DeRosa, Times Colonist
West Shore RCMP have once again moved to shut down Langford’s first and only pot shop, arresting two people and seizing marijuana on Wednesday.
Mounties executed a search warrant at Green Tree Medical Dispensary at 108-688 Granderson Rd.
“The storefront had illegally reopened its doors over the weekend contrary to municipal and federal regulations,” said West Shore RCMP spokesman Const. Alex Bérubé.
No charges have been laid and Bérubé said the investigation is ongoing.
The City of Langford has also filed a civil injunction to shut down the dispensary.
If the business contests the injunction, the matter could end up before the courts.
If the court finds the business is in breach of Langford’s bylaws, it will make an order to cease and desist operations.
West Shore RCMP tried to enter the store on Saturday, according to employee Harley Thompson, but he locked the doors and asked if officers had a warrant.
The officers said they would be back with one.
Thompson said on Monday the store planned to keep minimum product on site in the event the police returned.
The store was first shut down on Jan. 17, the day after it opened. Marijuana was seized but no charges were laid.