A lawyer representing four dispensaries named in the latest City of Vancouver injunction applications says they plan to fight back.
Robert Laurie says Vancity Weeds, MMJ Canada, Red Med, and the Limelife dispensary will force the city to take them to court.
“My clients are really just wanting to remain open until there is some degree of certainty, and until that comes they’re going to remain open in defiance in the face of the law as a form of civil disobedience,” says Laurie.
All four dispensaries feel like their being unfairly muscled out of the market, according to Laurie, who says “the strategy by the city seems really an elimination strategy as opposed to a regulation policy.”
Two of the shops are in the Granville Entertainment district, while one is in a forbidden section of Hastings street.
Laurie says the dispensaries will also be joining a pending constitutional challenge to the city’s pot shop bylaw.