Article by Scott Weston, CTV Vancouver Island
The days may be numbered for a cannabis compassion club that has been providing marijuana-based products to its members in Victoria for more than 20 years.
The unlicensed cannabis retailer has been raided a number of times and is now facing a new threat in a push to shut it down. The owner of the building on Johnson Street that has been home to the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club may be prosecuted if the store remains open.
“The Community Safety Unit, a branch of the Solicitor General, has threatened our landlord if we are allowed to continue operating,” said Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club founder Ted Smith. “With fines or possible jail time coming to him if something isn’t done. He had no choice.”