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Pubdate: Fri, 07 Nov 2008
Source: Langley Advance (CN BC)
Copyright: 2008 Lower Mainland Publishing Group Inc.
Author: Heather Colpitts
Bookmark: (Hemp - Outside U.S.)


Once the smoke cleared in the fight between the City and a hemp store,
the owner got his licence.

A Langley City employee hand delivered a business licence to Hempyz
store late Thursday afternoon.

Owner Randy Caine said once he and the City came to an agreement that
he would not sell hemp products, City staff assisted him in
reapplying, and the licence was quickly approved.

"I was dealt with really fairly," the long-time Langley resident

He came up against City zoning that didn't allow hemp products to be
sold anywhere other than Willowbrook Shopping Centre. The City issued
a $100 bylaw infraction ticket, but has since voided it.

"The great story behind this has been the community," Caine said of
the support he's received from many people.

But even with the licence, he's not willing to fade away: "I'm going
to talk to my business neighbours to see if we can put together a

The plan is to lobby City council to make changes to the bylaw
governing the sale of hemp items since many area stores carry such
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