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Letter from Victoria City Council to Hempology

By Hempology | March 21, 2003

March 21, 203

Dear Sirs/Madams:

Subject: Business License application – 826 Johnson Street

Your application for a retail business license at 826 Johnson Street has
been refused persuant to section 8 of the Business License Bylaw.
Section 8 provides, in part, as follows:

Before issuing any license, the License Inspector may require evidence to
his reasonable satisfaction that the applicant has complied with any an all
applicable bylaws, regulations, and statutes[.]

The business license application that you submitted to the City indicates
a retail use, with the declared products being books, art, and health food
magazines. Considering only the information supplied and the declartations
made on this application form, there is nothing to preclude the issuance of
a retail business license to you. However, we do reserve the right to verify
the accuracy of information supplied and declarations made on business license
applications. In this case we have cause to believe that in recent months the
society has been involved in the sale and/or distribution of controlled
substances in a manner that violates federal regulations, and we further
believe that the society intends to continue the sale and/or distribution
of these products. We are not prepared to issue a retail business license
for the sale or distrubtion of these products unless satisfactory evidence
is produced that such distribution is in compliance with federal regulations.

It is your right to appeal this refusal to Council by submitting written
notice to the Council Clerk, Sara Beaman, at City Hill. I have enclose
some documents for your reference.

Dan Scoones
Senior Bylaw Officer

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