Headshop Sues Quebec Over Cannabis-Themed Merch Ban

The owner of a Quebec headshop is suing the provincial government over its ban on selling cannabis-themed products; the ban was established after federal legalization and blocks the sale of any cannabis-related merchandise including T-shirts and even books.

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A headshop owner in Quebec, Canada is suing the provincial government over its ban on cannabis-themed products, arguing that the ban prevents true freedom of expression and that the government hasn’t proven the ban is necessary to prevent the public – especially young people – from being harmed, the Canadian Press reports.

The law bans the sale of cannabis-themed goods, including books, clothing, and other products with cannabis-related images or slogans.

Christopher Mennillo, the co-owner of Prohibition, a chain of headshops based in the Montreal area, said it doesn’t make sense that he had to stop selling cannabis merchandise after 2018’s federal legalization of cannabis. He added that he does not oppose the provincial ban on cannabis

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