The founder of a downtown clinic that provides medical marijuana vows to reopen as soon as Saturday.
Fresh out of the Old City Hall courts and sporting a black eye he said came from not co-operating with a cellmate, Neev Tapiero said he’ll welcome friends and clients at the CALM Compassion Club “as soon as possible.”
Interviewed with his lawyer, Ron Marzel, just after being released on $5,000 bail, Tapiero, 38, said “the adventure is over for now.”
Toronto Police 51 Division officers raided the CALM (Cannabis As a Living Medicine) storefront at 106 Queen St. E. on Wednesday afternoon after receiving a “community complaint,” Const. Tony Vella said.
In the second raid on the clinic since late March, he said officers seized an allegedly larger-than-permitted stock of pot, plus hashish and hash oil.
Several people inside were released and Tapiero was arrested at his home.
Ironically, Tapiero said he was unable to be released Thursday “because the bail court was jammed with people up on drug charges,” and spent the night in the Don Jail.
Marzel said he hopes his client’s trial on the earlier drug charges will be held next summer.
In a message to a support, posted on his Facebook site, Marzel vowed to seek court “condemnation” for the raid and opposes Health Canada’s “dysfunctional medical marijuana program.”
– Article from Toronto Sun.