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Man evicted for smoking pot awarded $3,500

Man evicted for smoking pot awarded $3,500

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver
Thursday, August 28, 2014 5:14:16 PDT PM

A man who filed a human rights complaint after he was kicked out of his business for smoking pot too frequently has been awarded damages.


His former landlord was dinged for retaliating by preventing the man from entering the property and threatening legal action unless the tenant signed a liabiltity waiver.

According to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal decision, Taylor Steele had been operating a electronics repair shop called WE Repair on West Broadway in Vancouver.

He’s a medical marijuana user, and testified that he always carried pot on him, and frequently went outside the building to an alleyway — and later at his nearby parked car — to smoke.

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