CANNABIS CULTURE – An necessary case being introduced towards the town of Vancouver by medical dispensaries is lastly underway, after a lot anticipation. The consequence of the case might decide whether or not pot dispensaries in the town might be pressured to shut or be allowed to stay open.
Tuesday was Day One of the case and was all about who has “standing”.
The dispensaries main the cost are all firms or not-for-profit societies, apart from one particular person who’s a affected person in addition to a dispensary proprietor.
The goverment legal professionals, who’re being paid by taxpayers to attempt to deny poor and sick Canadians storefront entry to theraputic hashish merchandise, argued that corpprations and societies usually are not entities protected by The Charter and subsequently shouldn’t have standing. At the top of the day the decide dominated that he would grant them standing as they have been representing the pursuits of the general public.
Day Two was all about whether or not or not the written submissions by professional witnesses for the dispensaries must be admissible, and gov’t legal professionals fought to discredit and malign docs in an effort to maintain their proof from the courtroom.
Lawyers for the dispensaries are arguing that Vancouver didn’t have the proper to licence dispensaries in the primary place, that they’re aiding and abetting legal enterprizes, that they’re proffiting or a minimum of deriving revenue from them. Most importantly, they’re arguing that the town doesn’t have the suitable to cease dispensaries from opperating or to close them down, and that Canadians utilizing hashish for medical functions require store-front entry to Cannabinoid therapeutics.
The case is scheduled to go each weekday till the September 21, however might wrap up early.
Please come right down to help Vancouver’s marijuana dispensaries and watch the case in individual on the B.C. Supreme Court (800 Smithe St – Room 30).
See you there!