‘About Time’ for Pot Rules, Says West Kelowna Council

Article by Kelowna Daily Courier

‘About time’ for pot rules, says West Kelowna council

Owners of pot shops in downtown Westbank can expect a visit from the police soon.

Such retailing operations are against the law, West Kelowna councillors noted Tuesday, as they gave preliminary approval to a new plan to impose more rules on the production and sale of medical marijuana.

“We’ve had a very clear statement from the RCMP that (pot shops) are illegal,” Mayor Doug Findlater said. “There’s no tolerance, and yet we’ve been tolerating it.”

Current federal law makes it an offence to sell marijuana even if the buyer has a medical licence to use it.

“I’m glad to hear the pot shops are on the radar,” said Coun. Rick de Jong. “Quite frankly, it’s about time. Let’s get on with this and get moving.”

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