B.C. Supreme Court Rules Municipalities can Regulate Pot Dispensaries

Case centred on Mary Jane’s Glass and Gifts in Abbotsford which challenged city order to shutter it.

A B.C. Supreme court judge ruled Tuesday that municipalities have the right to regulate marijuana dispensaries and cities have the right to deny them business licences and implement bylaws banning the sale of pot.

The case centred on Mary Jane’s Glass and Gifts in Abbotsford, one of the many dispensaries operated by Don Briere.

The City of Abbotsford moved to shut it down, but Briere’s lawyer tried to challenge that, arguing the city was violating the Constitution by restricting access to medical marijuana.

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