B.C. does not owe ‘private law duty of care to cannabis licencees,’ court rules

By Amanda Jerome (September 20, 2023, 4:26 PM EDT) -- In a dispute between cannabis retailers and the Province, the Supreme Court of British Columbia determined that the Cannabis Control and Licensing Act (CCLA) does not “impose positive duties on the Province to enforce the statute so as to ensure that licencees do not lose profits to competing unlicensed cannabis sellers” as “all of the relevant enforcement powers granted to the director of the CSU [Community Safety Unit] under the CCLA are discretionary.”...
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