Marijuana Lounge Farm Assists To Partially Reopen After Raid

The owner of Halifax’s first medical marijuana lounge says he plans to reopen part of his store on Tuesday morning despite being shut down in a police raid and charged with trafficking marijuana.

Christopher Enns — who owns Farm Assists — and his fiancée Sherri Reeve were charged with drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of an undertaking, proceeds of crime and production of a controlled substance after the lounge was raided on Friday.

A 40-year-old Timberlea man — an employee of Farm Assists — was also charged.

Enns was released from custody on Monday afternoon under conditions limiting him to the terms of his Health Canada medical marijuana licence — meaning he cannot produce, possess or use marijuana under any other circumstances except as his licence allows.

He’s due back in court on Sept. 29.

“I think for this afternoon we’ll remain closed, but I’m sure at least the hemp shop and vapour lounge will be back open tomorrow morning,” Enns told reporters after he was released on Monday.

“The dispensary, for now, will remain closed.”

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