Winnipeg Marijuana Dispensary Closed Due to Complaint From Vancouver

Winnipeg police have told the man running a medical marijuana dispensary from a store on Main Street to stop selling cannabis.

Nearly two weeks after Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters began selling medical marijuana at 1404 Main St., a group fighting storefront sales of pot claimed victory Wednesday when police told the store owner to stop selling cannabis.

“We said shut them down – it’s illegal,” Pamela McColl with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Canada said Wednesday night from her home in Vancouver. “They’re trafficking in narcotics.” She said she contacted the Winnipeg mayor’s office and the police service on Tuesday to file a service complaint that the police weren’t upholding the law by allowing the storefront sale of medical marijuana.

“They actually did something… They went to the dispensary and confronted the owner and told him to stop selling cannabis.”

Owner Glenn Price, a medical marijuana user himself, said he did stop selling cannabis at the request of the police.

But that was Tuesday.

“Today I didn’t sell any but I gave some product away,” he said Wednesday night.

“I’m trying to be civil and police about this,” said Price. He said Mayor Brian Bowman responded to an email Price sent him when he was first elected wishing him well and wanting to meet to discuss the role of his dispensary in the city. Now he’s hoping Bowman will be able to meet with him on Thursday.

– Read the entire article at Winnipeg Free Press.