The Report goes on to say

Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said in a statement that he was pleased with the ruling, which asserted that every business in his city must comply with all applicable municipal bylaws, as well as federal and provincial laws.

The face-to-face sale of cannabis products is illegal because the stores procure and sell their products outside of Health Canada’s licensed medical marijuana system. It was overhauled in 2014, and now allows about 20 industrial-scale growers to mail their products directly to patients with a doctor’s prescription.

There is no official tally of dispensaries across Canada. Until now, about 150 – estimated to be the vast majority – have operated in Vancouver and Victoria.

Mr. Briere, a marijuana magnate with about 20 franchise partners across the province, said outside the courthouse that he will appeal the injunction – which gave him three days to close up shop – and keep his Abbotsford store open as long as he can.

“Unlike the City of Vancouver, Abbotsford has chosen to go adversarial,” he said. “Our argument is that cannabis is legal because the laws enforcing it are illegal.

“We’re just going to keep fighting it because we’re in the right, they’re in the wrong – there’s no ifs, ands or buts about it.”


The court posts judgments here. As of 13 January 2016  judgements from  11 January 2016 are not yet posted

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