Hemp BC shuts down
City council and the courts have finished what mutliple police raids began: Hemp BC and the Cannabis Cafe are out of business. Owner Sister Icee was refused a business license after farcical city council hearings during February and March, where city lawyers blamed Icee for things that had occured while founder Marc Emery owned the businesses (see CC#18). In June, the BC Supreme Court ruled that City Council had the right to forbid Hemp BC a business license.
Hemp BC and the Cannabis Cafe have been closed since June, and their locations are up for rent. Sister Icee could not be reached for comment.