I had my dispensary in Revelstoke BC shut down by an RCMP raid.
they took everything that wasnt bolted down. we went to federal court on trafficking and and money laundering charges.
after consulting several lawyers and legal advisors we went into trial alone without a lawyer etc.
the way we played it was we know we are guilty but everywhere else in the province is setting up “illegal” dispensaries. less than an hour away there are ads on the radio for them and TV advertisements. so how can they persecute us for providing a service they let pass by the rest of the province.
we got off with a $500 fine and we had to surrender our passports to the court for 2 years.
we literally played the “george Jung defense” and won. the federal persecutor was PISSED.