Judge Orders Cannabis Cafe Closed!

Judge Orders Cannabis Cafe Closed!
Posted by FoM on June 14, 1999 at 07:16:21 PT
Source: Hemp BC
VANCOUVER The Cannabis Cafe closed Wednesday after a judge granted the city of Vancouver an injunction closing the cafe and Sister Icee's Hemp B.C. 
Doors were locked and telephones disconnected at the Hastings Street businesses by noon.Shelley Francis, who bought both businesses from pro-marijuana activist Marc Emery last year, had asked the B.C. Supreme Court to overturn a Vancouver city council decision denying her a business licence.Under Emery's ownership, the cafe had vaporizers on each table and seeds and growing equipment were sold out of the store.But Emery's cannabis capers have been featured in Rolling Stone magazine and on television's Hard Copy.Last fall, city police used U.S. military undercover agents to gather evidence for a marijuana bust at Hemp B.C. and the Cannabis Cafe.Court documents showed that four U.S. navy undercover agents were used to try to buy marijuana and then smoke it at the internationally known emporiums.The four agents were named in an application for a search warrant that led to an April 30 raid on the stores. The documents showed the Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents worked in a joint operation with Vancouver police in April.The Justice Department swore three charges of possession and sale of drug paraphernalia against Francis. The trial is set for July 19. More than 3,400 American sailors from the USS Constellation and the USS Rainier were in Vancouver in April.
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