Cannabis Culture Owners Plead Guilty, Charges Dropped Against 17 Staff Members

CANNABIS CULTURE – Five owners of Cannabis Culture stores pleaded guilty today to marijuana charges in Ottawa court.

In exchange, over 180 charges were dropped against 17 CC staff members, who will walk free.

Marc Emery, Jodie Emery, Erin Goodwin, Chris Goodwin and Britney Guerra – known as the CC 5 – all accepted guilt for charges including possession for the purpose of trafficking and proceeds of crime, after being arrested and charged in Toronto police’s Project Gator.

The owners are not expected to be sentenced to any jail time, but will likely receive large fines as part of a plea arrangement.

Jodie Emery and other members of the CC 5 posted messages to social media today sharing the news of their guilty pleas.

Over the weekend, Cannabis Culture published an article by Jodie Emery titled “Cannabis Culture Dispensaries: What I Did, and Why”, which explains the history of CC Dispensary raids and arrests.

Cannabis Culture was targeted in ongoing Toronto police raids against marijuana dispensaries as Canada ramps up for the “legalization” of cannabis in Canada.

Provincial governments have announced plans for government monopolies over marijuana stores and distribution networks, while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to give more money to police to enforce harsher penalties against those who are not part of the system.

Watch Cannabis Culture’s Twitter page for more updates on the trail against the CC 5.

Jeremiah Vandermeer
Jeremiah Vandermeer

Jeremiah Vandermeer is Cannabis Culture Chief of Operations and Editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine & Pot TV.