Langford sues Green Tree Medical Dispensary

They say you can’t fight City Hall but a Vancouver Island dispensary is being forced to.

The City of Langford has filed a civil injunction against Green Tree Medical Dispensary, which re-opened for business after it was shut down by police last month.

“A civil injunction is essentially enforcing the bylaws of the City of Langford in court and having a court make an order on the applicability of the bylaws,” lawyer Troy Desouza of Dominion GovLaw, told the CBC. “They’re operating illegally. The civil action is the only mechanism to get the activity to stop.”

West Shore Mounties raided the shop yet again yesterday, shutting it down and arresting two people.

Langford has no apparent interest in regulating sales of cannabis, which the federal government is expected to legalize later this year, while the neighbouring city of Victoria has adopted new licensing provisions to try and control the B.C. capital’s booming craft cannabis scene.

Green Tree also operates a handful of other B.C. storefront locations on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland.