An Abbotsford pot dispensary owner says the city is using a legal catch 22 to try and shut him down.
The city is taking Weeds, Glass and Gifts to court, claiming it’s illegally operating without a business license.
But Don Briere says the city turned him down when he tried to play by the rules.
“It’s impossible to get because there are none. We have tried tried to apply for a business license, we have tried to apply for all this, there is no zoning, okay, because of the reefer madness illegalness of this thing, and that’s what it is.”
The city claims it can’t grant a business license because marijuana is illegal.
But Briere says cities like Vancouver have found a way, and that he’ll seek an injunction to stay open if needed.