The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) is going to Nova Scotia’s Supreme Court in an attempt to shut down a cannabis dispensary.
In a press release, the HRM said on Wednesday that it’s seeking a court order to shut Coastal Cannapy Inc., as it is a business operating without a permit.
The city says that it does not issue permits to businesses for the sale of illegal products such as cannabis
Coastal Cannapy Inc.’s dispensary, which operates out of a storefront at 2411 Agricola Street, and the landlord, a numbered company known as 3065468 Nova Scotia Limited, pleaded guilty in Nova Scotia Provincial Court on Dec. 1, 2017 to operating a business without a permit.
The city says that despite being ordered to shut down, the operation has remained open in violation of a provincial court order and the municipality’s land-use-by-law.
They stress that storefront sale of cannabis — both medicinal and non-medicinal — are operating illegally and says that won’t change in Nova Scotia when marijuana becomes legalized later this year.
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The provincial government says the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation will be the only company permitted to sell and dispense cannabis.
Halifax says that a hearing date in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has not been set and the municipality will to assess by-law violations and seek legal action on a case-by-case basis.
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