Article by Emma Spears, Growth Op
The B.C. government has issued a response to a suit filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia by the owners of a medical cannabis dispensary in Vancouver that was subject to a raid in which the province’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) alleged the store was selling “non-medical cannabis.”
Shop owners Doug and Michelle Sikora claim in the suit that the Feb. 18 raid was essentially “a warrant-less search and seizure of medicinal cannabis and medicinal cannabis products from a medical cannabis dispensary,” and, therefore, represented a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, according to Coast Reporter.
The CSU asserts that the shop was selling adult-use cannabis products, and, as such, fell under its jurisdiction, along with that of B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.