Trees Dispensary general manager Travis Lane has said he will respect the order made by the RCMP to shut down his dispensary after about a year in business in Nanaimo.
“It’s out of respect for the police and law enforcement,” said Lane. “As a retail business, you can’t stay open without the help of law enforcement for security. So we decided to close our doors and pull our products for a few days.”
Lane said he thinks the dispensary’s closure will hurt employees and patients and hopes to open again in the future.
“We want to comply with law enforcement. We want to be a part of this community. We want everybody to work together. We want this to be recognized this as a legitimate industry,” said Lane.