Marijuana 'happy hour' prices advertised at pot shop
"My slogan here is we dispense relief and happiness 420 hours a month"
A pot dispensary in Victoria is advertising discount medicinal marijuana on its sidewalk sandwich sign.
"All it means is that at certain hours of the day, they can come in and get their medication — edible or joint — for just a fraction cheaper," said Omar Manji, director of Remedy Medicinals in Victoria.
"We are trying to dispense relief to our patients," he said.
Manji doesn't believe the stores 'happy hour' special sends the wrong message and says it is actually a popular business practice in California and Vancouver.
The shop's website brands itself as 'Canada's premier medicinal marijuana dispensary' and even offers deals and prizes to users for mail orders.
"My slogan here is we dispense relief and happiness 420 hours a month," he said.
The City of Victoria has asked the sidewalk sign to be removed, not because of what it says but because it doesn't meet the city's sandwich board permit rules.
Manji said the sign will be back once he gets the proper permit.
With files from the CBC's On The Island and Khalil Akhtar
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