Marc and Jodie Emery charged in Toronto amid marijuana dispensary raids across Canada Shutters are shown at a Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensary in Montreal, Saturday, December 17, 2016.
Montreal mayor says police were doing their jobs and upholding the law when they launched raids against newly opened illegal cannabis stores. Denis Coderre says that opening the stores was a pointless stunt since federal legislation to legalize marijuana is expected in the spring. Police say they arrested 10 people Friday in the raids on the cannabis stores burberry children's outlet that opened one day before by the self styled of Pot, Marc Emery, and his wife, Jodie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham HughesCannabis Culture dispensary raids in Montreal: owner Marc Emery chargedThe Emerys own 19 Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across Canada and Toronto police said Thursday they had executed raids on seven dispensaries and four homesin connection with an investigationdubbed Project Gator. Five Cannabis Culture locations in Toronto, one in Hamilton and one in Vancouver were raidedand police said a total of five people had been charged across the country in connection with the investigation. Toronto police said search warrants were also executed on two Toronto residences, one in Vancouver and one in Stoney Creek, Ont. no mistake, this is not about public safety. This is not about protecting the public, Tousaw said in a statement. is no harm being done by the production and sale of cannabis, for medical or recreational purposes, in storefront dispensaries. MORE:Why Toronto's pot dispensaries are still open despite serious drug trafficking charges Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash said they don have the resources to shut down every dispensary in the city, so investigators the execution of search warrants. been enforcing the law for some time. In spite of what some dispensary owners would have you believe the law is absolutely clear, he said. are illegal. We have been enforcing the law. We will continue to enforce the law as long as it remains clear that the dispensaries are illegal. Bail hearing Fri 10 amMarijuana legalization activists Amy Brown and Tracey Curley told Global News outside the Toronto courthouse Thursday they believed the Cannabis do burberry scarves go on sale Culture locations were being raided. what we understand, is that various owners of Cannabis Culture franchises are now being arrested, Curley said. Guerra, the owner of Cannabis Culture Hamilton, was just recently arrested at her house. said Cannabis Culture franchise owners Chris and Erin Goodwin were also by police at the Toronto courthouse while they were reportedly waiting to provide bail money for the Emerys. are] a little shocked that it's happening so fast and so quickly and so many people being affected right now. burberry jordan said the arrests of Cannabis Culture franchise owners were but would not affect the operation of the dispensaries going forward. READ MORE:How will legal pot be sold? Three things that might happen, and one that won't cannabis industry is not going to change. It's a small bump in the cannabis industry, she said. assuming Cannabis Cultures will be back open in the next day or so. Robbinson, spokeswoman for the City burberry outlet las vegas of Toronto municipal licensing and standards division, said the sale of marijuana in retail stores is illegal under federal law and in violation of the city zoning bylaws, adding other dispensaries could be targeted in the future. Cannabis Culture stores across Canada being raided at behest of Toronto Police. Get out and protest, call your MP/MLA/TPS and have your say. the City participated with a Toronto Police Service led initiative that included search warrants at a number of Cannabis Culture stores across the city. MORE:Why the government can't charge more than $10 a gram for legal pot Robinson said the citywill continue to collaborate with Toronto police to marijuana stores and charge, as appropriate. Emerys were reportedly travelling to Barcelona, Spain to attend cannabis expo Spannabis, according to a Facebook post by Marc Emery. Jodie Emerypreviously said she intended to open her latest location in Ottawa, just steps from the Parliament Buildings.
The 32 year old recently appeared as a guest on AM980 The Pulse with Devon Peacock after London Police raided five dispensaries in the city last Thursday. READ MORE:Canada will see 900,000 new pot smokers under legalization, poll implies The raids carried out by London Police took place two days after Bill Blair, former Toronto police chief and current parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, came to London to visit with police leadership and city officials to discuss a regulatory framework for legalizing marijuana in Canada. In December, 10 people were arrested by police in Montreal after raids on six newly opened Cannabis Culture dispensaries.
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