In December, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court ordered dozens of illegal cannabis stores to cease operations, after the city filed injunctions against 53 illegal shops. But many of them continue to operate.
Kathryn Holm, the chief licensing inspector with the City of Vancouver, said it’s unclear how many of those shops are still open.
Now, she says, if the unlicensed businesses don’t comply with the injunctions and close up shop, they may face legal proceedings, fines or even jail time.