“They’re a group of professional people and they’re very concerned. They have a couple of these dispensaries in their neighbourhood and they have seen crime go up. They are very worried about their property values.”
That is Pamela McColl, the unofficial spokesperson for the Coalition Against Dispensaries.
“They’re professionals and some of them are doctors and they’re just worried about what’s being said to people in these dispensaries. They’ve been listening to things at City Hall and they’re very upset as medical people, that people are being told the benefits of marijuana, which equates to quakery.”
McColl says it is wrong to blame the federal government for the situation with medical marijuana dispensaries.
She says it is the fault of this Vancouver City Council and Vancouver Police for not shutting down these illegal businesses.
She wouldn’t say how many people are in the group.