CANADA: Victoria city staff are recommending using business licence regulations to crack down on the budding problem of firms selling medical marijuana.
In the past year, there has been an explosion of marijuana-related businesses. Storefronts selling marijuana are clearly prohibited by federal laws, says a report going to Victoria councillors Thursday.
“It’s beyond frustrating,” Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps said of the murky waters surrounding regulation of marijuana-related businesses.
“We can’t refuse people a business licence for doing legitimate business activities. Selling marijuana is not a legitimate business activity, but being a consultant is.”