The names of the 14 retailers suing the BC government are now known. Earlier this week, a group of anonymous cannabis retailers filed suit against the BC government over the government’s failure to enforce cannabis regulations.
While city-based shops enjoy a steady stream of customers, rural areas are affected by unlicensed shops on Indian Reserves. The lawsuit argues, “As a result of the defendants’ failure to enforce the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act, the plaintiffs have each suffered, and continue to suffer damages in the form of loss of income, and loss.”
The BC government admits it has not enforced cannabis regulations on First Nations lands. BC’s Minister of Public Safety, Mike Farnworth, said: “Undertaking enforcement action on First Nations lands without the support of community leadership will likely lead to issues being litigated and strain relationships with First Nations communities.”
The lawsuit does not name the plaintiffs but lists their BC incorporation number. These numbers are searchable on a BC government business registry website.
Names of the Retailers Suing the BC Government
The names of the 14 retailers using the BC government are:
Black Crow Cannabis
2808a 48 Ave, Vernon, BC V1T 3R4
#6341, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
385 Martin St, Penticton, BC V2A 5K6
3818 Gordon Dr Unit 9, Kelowna, BC V1W 3G8
Green Canoe Cannabis
7390 50 St NE, Canoe, BC V0E 1K0
The Greenery Cannabis Boutique
190 Trans-Canada Hwy, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 1S3
The Green House Cannabis Boutique
310 Comox St, Penticton, BC V2A 5Y1
High Mountain Cannabis Inc.
433 Finlayson St #12, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0
1220 Kalamalka Lake Rd, Vernon, BC V1T 6V2
Ph Cannabis Co
10105 Main St, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
102-2695 Skaha Lake Rd, Penticton, BC V2A 6E8
104-1195 Industrial Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 1G4
2500 53 Ave #102, Vernon, BC V1T 8H9
1455 Harvey Ave #1B, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E9
The retailers have not been reached for comment.