Judge Grants Absolute Discharge for Marijuana Dispensary Operators

A provincial court judge granted an absolute discharge to a young Kitchener couple who were running an illegal marijuana dispensary in Waterloo.

Justice Colin Westman said Nour and Shady Louka committed “an offence of compassion” when they operated a medical marijuana dispensary in uptown Waterloo and sold pot to adults with medical marijuana licences.

Westman described the couple as “activists in favour of their fellow human beings” and running a marijuana dispensary was “essentially civil disobedience.”

Westman agreed the couple broke the law and a finding of guilt was issued, but the pair will not have a criminal record.

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