Pot shop ordered closed by B.C. Supreme court, changes name instead
WeeMedical, now WeeCare Med is still operating after a long dispute with landlords and the city
An obstinate North Delta marijuana dispensary is still selling bud even though the B.C. Supreme Court has ordered it closed.
The municipality has made it clear it doesn't want WeeMedical Dispensary Society to remain open in Delta, denying its application for a business license — twice.
In August, Delta won its case, obtaining a permanent statutory injunction preventing the dispensary from operating.
The store obeyed the order and shut down, but a few days later, it reopened under a different name.
"WeeMedical shut down immediately, removed all signage, let go of its staff, and several days later, WeeMedical sublet the space to WeeCare Med Society, a separate legal entity," said society director May Joan Liu.
Liu maintains now that the name has been changed from Weemedical to WeeCare Med, it's a completely different company and should be allowed to continue to operate.
Court documents also state the formerly named WeeMedical had issues with its landlord in addition to the dispute with the municipality.
The landlord changed the locks on the storefront after it received a fine from Delta for allowing the dispensary to operate without the proper zoning bylaws.
WeeCare Med Society has now filed a statement of defence and its case will go to court next month.
With files from Jesse Johnston