Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club raided again

An unlicensed cannabis dispensary in Victoria has been shut down and raided by the province’s community safety unit for the second time since November.

Members of the B.C.’s Community Safety Unit (CSU) went to the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Victoria police were also seen at the dispensary.

The store, which is located at 826 Johnson St., was shut down and inventory was seized. A public notice of seizure is now on the dispensary’s door.

As the seizure was taking place, supporters of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club held up signs outside the dispensary, saying the shop provides medical cannabis.

Founder Ted Smith said Wednesday’s raid is a surprise as the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club has been trying to work with municipal, provincial and federal governments to get an exemption in order to sell their products.

According to Smith, the amount of THC in a cannabis product and the accessibility of Health Canada’s medical cannabis programs are two issues the club has had with the provincial government. Smith said people at the club have to provide proof of a medical problem

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