Community Safety Unit orders issued

Under the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act there are three types of orders issued by the Director of the Community Safety Unit (CSU) with respect to the imposition of administrative monetary penalties (AMPs):

For a list of AMPs issued by the Director of the CSU, see Administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) issued.

Concession Order

A Concession Order is issued by the Director when a person responds to a Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty (NAMP) by signing a waiver.

Important: 

By signing the waiver, the person admits to the contravention in the NAMP, waives the opportunity for an administrative hearing and accepts a monetary penalty in an amount equal to the retail value of the cannabis that the person sold, possessed for the purpose of sale or produced in contravention of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

Compliance Order

If a person does not sign a waiver in response to a NAMP, an administrative hearing is held and the Director may issue a Compliance Order.

A Compliance Order imposes a monetary penalty in an amount equal to 2 times the retail value of the cannabis that the person sold, possessed for the purpose of sale or produced in contravention of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.

Reconsideration Order

If a person applies for a reconsideration of a Compliance Order and the application is accepted, a Reconsideration Order is issued by the Director.

A Reconsideration Order confirms, varies or rescinds the Compliance Order.


Administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) issued

The Herb Co.

Date Published: November 18, 2021

Summary

Preetinder (Sunny) Bhayana sold cannabis or possessed cannabis for the purpose of sale without a non-medical retail store license between May 9, 2019 and October 2, 2019, inclusive. The Herb Co. located at 779 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC did not hold a non-medical cannabis retail license from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. 

Order Issued: Concession Order

Reasons for the order

On November 3, 2021 Preetinder (Sunny) Bhayana signed a waiver expressly and irrevocably:

  • Admitting to selling cannabis in contravention of section 15 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as set out in the Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty, NAMP-2021-12592 dated August 25, 2021 (the NAMP)
  • Accepting the monetary penalty of $156,784.50 [One-hundred fifty-six thousand seven-hundred eighty-four dollars and fifty cents] as set out in the NAMP
  • Waiving the opportunity for an administrative hearing in respect to the NAMP

 

Da Kine Weed Glass and Gift, Weeds Glass and Gifts, Weeds and Boomer’s Bud

Date Published: August 9, 2021

Summary

Canadian Weeds Cannabis Society sold cannabis or possessed cannabis for the purpose of sale without a non-medical retail store license between July 31, 2019 and September 4, 2019, inclusive. The retail cannabis store (which has been known as or referred to as “Da Kine Weed Glass and Gift”, “Weeds Glass and Gifts”, “Weeds” and “Boomer’s Bud”) located at Unit 107 – 1295 12th Street, in the City of Kamloops, BC did not hold a non-medical cannabis retail license from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. 

Order Issued: Concession Order

Reasons for the order

On July 20, 2021, Canadian Weeds Cannabis Society signed a waiver expressly and irrevocably:

  • Admitting to selling cannabis in contravention of section 15 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as set out in the Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty, NAMP-2021-43449 dated June 7, 2021 (the NAMP).
  • Accepting the monetary penalty of $65,716.24 [Sixty-five thousand seven hundred sixteen dollars and twenty-four cents] as set out in the NAMP
  • Waiving the opportunity for an administrative hearing in respect to the NAMP

 

99 North Enterprises Ltd.

Date Published: August 9, 2021

Summary

Bryan Raiser sold cannabis or possessed cannabis for the purpose of sale without a non-medical retail store license between June 12, 2019 and November 5, 2019, inclusive. 99 North Enterprises Ltd. located at 37768 Second Avenue, Squamish, BC did not hold a non-medical cannabis retail license from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Order Issued: Concession Order

Reasons for the order

On March 9, 2021 Bryan Raiser signed a waiver expressly and irrevocably:

  • Admitting to selling cannabis in contravention of section 15 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as set out in the Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty, NAMP-2020-43074 dated December 1, 2020 (the NAMP)
  • Accepting the administrative monetary penalty of $444,027.49 [Four hundred, forty-four thousand, twenty-seven dollars and forty-nine cents] as set out in the NAMP
  • Waiving the opportunity for an administrative hearing in respect to the NAMP

 

Ocean Grown Medicinal Society

Date Published: August 9, 2021

Summary

Dianna Bridge sold cannabis or possessed cannabis for the purpose of sale without a non-medical retail store license between May 29, 2019 and September 4, 2019, inclusive. Ocean Grown Medicinal Society located at 1-1725 Cook Street, Victoria, BC did not hold a non-medical cannabis retail license from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Order Issued: Concession Order

Reasons for the order

On February 5, 2021 Dianna Bridge signed a waiver expressly and irrevocably:

  • Admitting to selling cannabis in contravention of section 15 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as set out in the Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty, NAMP-2020-91770 dated December 14, 2020 (the NAMP)
  • Accepting the administrative monetary penalty of $12,042.00 [Twelve thousand, forty-two dollars and zero cents] as set out in the NAMP
  • Waiving the opportunity for an administrative hearing in respect to the NAMP

 

Trees of Eden Island Grown

Date Published: August 9, 2021

Summary

Alex Robb sold cannabis or possessed cannabis for the purpose of sale without a non-medical retail store license between May 29, 2019 and July 31, 2019, inclusive. Trees of Eden Island Grown located at 695 Alpha Street, Victoria, BC did not hold a non-medical cannabis retail license from the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch.

Order Issued: Concession Order

Reasons for the order

On April 29, 2020 Alex Robb signed a waiver expressly and irrevocably:

  • Admitting to selling cannabis in contravention of section 15 of the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act as set out in the Notice of Administrative Monetary Penalty, NAMP-2019-001002 dated January 20, 2020 (the NAMP)
  • Accepting the monetary penalty of $771,557.50 [Seven hundred seventy-one thousand, five hundred fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents] as set out in the NAMP
  • Waiving the opportunity for an administrative hearing in respect to the NAMP