CANNABIS CULTURE – After 25 years of community service, the Victoria Cannabis Buyer’s Club (VCBC) now faces an eviction order from the BC Solicitor General.
The Provincial Community Safety Unit has ordered the buyer’s club (and the 8000 patients they serve) to vacate their 826 Johnson Street location by March 31.
On August 31, 2020, BC Solicitor General Mike Farnworth sent a letter to the Victoria City Council supporting an exemption for the VCBC.
Now, the situation has changed and the club is being forced to shut its doors.
VCBC owner Ted Smith said they are taking legal action against the measure to ensure they can maintain their operations — including an injunction to protect their rights facing the Federal eviction order.
Besides legal action, the Club is organizing COVID-safe daily protests to keep people informed and engaged. If the eviction goes through and VCBC is forced to shut down, patients will have no way to access their medicine without having to absorb massive price inflations.
“A few blocks down the street a Legal Dispensary sells one cookie of 10mg THC for $13.50. We sell 2 cookies of 75mg for $2.50. In comparison, that would be $100 a