A Vancouver City Councillor says a letter from Health Canada to a handful of pot shops warning they could face police raids if they don’t comply with several demands, has zero influence on the city.
The federal agency says it’s sent letters to a total of 13 compassion clubs and dispensaries ordering them to stop selling or advertising the drug.
Kerry Jang says the city will continue to implement its newly developed regulations as usual.
“The reality is, no matter how many shops are here, regardless of what the federal government does, if there is even just one shop left it’s going to follow our guidelines, so it’s business as usual.”
The B.C. Compassion Club Society says it got the letter.
The club provides legally approved medical marijuana to more than nine-thousand members and says it’s sent a letter back to Health Canada demanding to know why it’s been targeted.