Vancouver pot shops planning constitutional challenge of city injunction

Article by Emily Lazatin, News Talk 980 CKNW


A trio of East Vancouver dispensaries is planning a constitutional challenge against the city of Vancouver’s attempt to shut it down.

The city filed an injunction to shut down three dispensaries in East Vancouver, SWED Cannabis Society, The Green Cross Society and the VanCity Medicinal Society for operating without a license.

[Lawyer Robert] Laurie says they’ll be filing under three sections of the constitution, but declined to say on what grounds they would be appealing.

“Section 2 is freedom of expression. Section 7 is security of the person, and section 15 is equality under the law.”

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