Dozens of unlicensed pot shops to defy Vancouver shutdown order

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Dozens of medicinal marijuana dispensaries operating without a license in Vancouver plan on ignoring a city-imposed deadline to shut down.

The City of Vancouver says its inspectors will begin taking enforcement action this weekend against unlicensed pot shops, including handing out tickets and taking “appropriate legal action.” City fines start at around $250 for each bylaw infraction, but court-imposed fines can reach up to $10,000.

But despite the looming deadline, some say they plan on staying open