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In Vancouver, you need a licence to sell street shawarma. But weed? That's easy

In Vancouver, you need a licence to sell street shawarma. But weed? That's easy
From Global News - January 12, 2018

You need a licence to sell just about anything on the streets of Vancouver.

Shawarma or hot dogs, for instance.

But the City of Vancouver and the police appear to have adopted a lax attitude about an open market for marijuana thats cropped up on Robson Street downtown.

Coverage of marijuana on Globalnews.ca:


There are sometimes enough pot sellers on Robson Street near the courthouse to take up the whole block.

They sell products like marijuana and pot brownies.

The market has been operating for over a year and a half, said vendor Herb Sonmor.

Its important to get medicine to people that need it, he told Global News.

Both the city and the police know about the market, but so far, it looks like the extent of enforcement has been bylaw officers showing up and handing out tickets.

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