Mint Tea shuts down its cannabis-friendly tent

Marijuana use put store's license to sell alcohol at risk



Mint Tea, the Vancouver restaurant that drew a storm of media attention for its “cannabis-friendly” outdoor tent, has decided to stop letting people smoke marijuana at its uptown location.

A representative from the state Liquor Control Board visited the store at 2014 Main St. after seeing news reports, said manager Audrey Logan.

He told employees that Mint Tea would lose its liquor license if it continued to allow outdoor pot smoking at the site, Logan said.

“Per the Liquor Control Board, we’re not going to allow cannabis use on our property at all,” Logan said. “We don’t want to choose between having a liquor license or allowing cannabis consumption at our location.”