Farm Assists, Halifax Medical Marijuana Lounge, Raided By Police

Halifax Regional Police arrested two men as officers raided the city’s first medical marijuana lounge Friday afternoon.

The Gottingen Street lounge, called Farm Assists, welcomed licensed medical marijuana users to vaporize their marijuana using smokeless devices that don’t burn the plant but instead toast it to release the active THC.

Police raided and searched the lounge Friday afternoon. Officers arrested two men, aged 19 and 40, and seized marijuana, cash and “drug paraphernalia.”

Gerry Randall came by the store Friday afternoon, but found it shut and flooded with police. He uses the medicine to treat his epilepsy.

“There’s a lot of people here who this is their lifeline to a normal life,” he said.

“I’ve tried all kinds of pills to [stop]the seizures, and I still had the seizures. The only thing that made me not have a seizure completely is … cannabis.”

– Read the entire article at CBC News.