Legalization could put licensed pot shops in Vancouver out of business

Marijuana dispensaries that have gone through a rigorous vetting process to get a coveted licence from the City of Vancouver could find themselves out of business anyway when the federal government legalizes the drug.

Earlier this week, provincial Health Minister Terry Lake said he would prefer to see liquor stores – not cannabis shops – sell recreational pot once it’s legalized. That prompted Councillor Kerry Jang, Vision Vancouver’s lead on the marijuana file, to say Thursday that the city would owe nothing to those owners who…

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