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Marijuana/cannabis businesses/dispensaries in Victoria and the south Island


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#4941 rmpeers

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:51 AM

But I think he may be breaking ant-spam laws, as one must opt in to subscription emails from websites. This is his personal website adding emails from government emails servers.

Laws? Ha!!! I somehow doubt he thinks they apply to him.
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#4942 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 12:16 PM

The honest mistake thing goes out the window when you have had your email added twice to his personal list. Especially after telling him the first time that he did not have permission.

His response, well don't email me then.

I didn't email you! I emailed the city the city of Victoria.
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#4943 LJ

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 07:53 PM

Me too. He also never followed up on the thing I suggested in my email, to my knowledge.

To be fair though, suggesting he go fxxx himself was probably not going to be followed up on.


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#4944 sdwright.vic

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

So city hasn't responded to my email. Big surprise, I don't fit their narrative, thus my opinion is not valid.
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#4945 Mike K.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 10:06 AM

What's the status of the CRTC complaint? Is there a window within which they will respond to you, or?


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#4946 sdwright.vic

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:23 PM

They just took the complaint online... no timeline given.
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#4947 sdwright.vic

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:05 PM

The city responded, while totally ignoring my Ben Issit email scandal point.

"Thank you for your email, it has been shared with Mayor and Council.

Cannabis retail stores are regulated and enforced by the BC Liquor & Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act. Enforcement of the Provincial regulations is the responsibility of the Community Safety Unit in the Ministry of the Solicitor General, and the City does not have a role in this enforcement.

The City of Victoria has regulations in place for cannabis businesses to ensure proper rezoning and business licensing approvals. The City’s regulations do not permit the sale of cannabis, as that is under the jurisdiction of the Federal and Provincial governments, rather they provide operational regulations and were created to minimize the impact these existing stores were having on residents and neighbourhoods."

I advised them in my response that local police are to enforce Federal and Provincial law, and that by ignoring those laws, got themselves into this situation.

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#4948 Nparker

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:09 PM

None of the above explains why the province needs to intervene when a business is operating without proper municipal licensing or zoning. The CoV could shut down all the pot shops operating under this scenario. They are choosing to make it a provincial matter so they don't appear to be the "bad guys" in the eyes of some of their electoral base.


Edited by Nparker, 18 January 2019 - 01:24 PM.

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#4949 johnk

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:36 PM

Stumbled into my dispensary yestiddy, Terp City ex-Leaf. During a brief chat the person at the desk told me they have $25K in outstanding CoV fines.

#4950 Nparker

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:39 PM

...During a brief chat the person at the desk told me they have $25K in outstanding CoV fines.

Might as well be $25 million, if there is no intention of paying them.  :mad:



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

Of course they do. Most likely more than that. Weren't this the same people that had a fake GST number on the bottom of there receipts?
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#4952 Nparker

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:43 PM

I suppose it's also the province's responsibility to collect the CoV's overdue fines?


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Stumbled into my dispensary yestiddy, Terp City ex-Leaf. During a brief chat the person at the desk told me they have $25K in outstanding CoV fines.


So are they still a dispensary or is it BYOW. I don’t do canna lounges. That whole concept is weird to me

#4954 spanky123

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:53 AM

After a robust start to Government sales of pot, sales the following month have started to drop and the Government is at less than 3% of its anticipated revenue run rate for the first year.

 

https://www.ctvnews....tscan-1.4265662



#4955 Cats4Hire

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

maybe if they didn't take 20 years to approve a couple shops here and there people would buy from them  :1954_dancing:



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:02 AM

maybe if they didn't take 20 years to approve a couple shops here and there people would buy from them  :1954_dancing:

 

Even when they are approved is anyone going to buy from them? They will be forced to sell the same product as the Government stores at a similar price. Are folks willing to pay 2x as much for less choice then they have now? Even in Provinces with retail stores that doesn't seem to be happening.


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#4957 Mike K.

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:20 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if the result wasn't similar to private liquor stores. Private stores tend to offer more variety, longer hours, and order in special products that BC Liquor Stores would never carry.


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#4958 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 08:24 AM

eventtually perhaps. but right now all the supply most go through the government warehouse.  and liquor retailers are always pressed for physical space so that's why they sometimes can't carry a large range. that's less of a problem with pot.

 

local governments are curtailing hours don't expect much differentiation.

 

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#4959 shoeflack

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 02:53 PM

Even when they are approved is anyone going to buy from them? They will be forced to sell the same product as the Government stores at a similar price. Are folks willing to pay 2x as much for less choice then they have now? Even in Provinces with retail stores that doesn't seem to be happening.

 

I don't think we've seen the "on the fence" consumers yet though. Those who maybe partake once in a blue moon who are waiting for fully legal shops to open. Those who don't want to buy online because they've had the fear of God stricken into them about traveling across the border, so maybe they want to wait for a legal shop to open up and pay cash. That's a fairly large market...people who want to consume but don't want to buy from a dealer or an illegal shop.



#4960 Kikadee

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 03:51 PM

Whether the stores are private or government-owned, they still charge twice as much as the black market. Variety of choice is novel for a spell, but why would anyone pay double? I suspect most regular users carry on as formerly.

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