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Cannabis retailers suing B.C. for $40M while seeking end to illegal pot shops on reserves

A group of licensed BCs cannabis retailers are suing the province for $40 million over what they claim was a failure to crack down on illegal pot shops on First Nations reserves.

In a lawsuit filed April 27 in Victoria, the group says each retailer has seen “an annual reduction of $500,000 in gross sales due to loss of business to illicit retailers operating on reserves without the knowledge of defendants”.

The statement listed the BC Attorney General, the Minister of Public Safety and the BC Community Safety Unit as the defendants. A total of 14 numbered companies are involved in the lawsuit.

Read more: Private Okanagan Cannabis Retailers Demand Crackdown on Unlicensed Pot Shops

All numbered businesses are listed as having authorized cannabis retail outlets in the southern interior of British Columbia – from the Shuswap to the South Okanagan.

The story continues

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