Toronto police have shut down five pot shops in a co-ordinated raid Friday afternoon.
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth is advising dispensary owners who hope to legally operate recreational marijuana shops in B.C. to shut their doors before Wednesday.
Albertans will have 17 locations to choose from when it comes to buying cannabis in store on the first day it becomes legal.
CANNABIS CULTURE – An important case being brought against the city of Vancouver by medical dispensaries is finally underway, after much anticipation. The outcome of the case could determine whether pot dispensaries in the city will be forced to close or be allowed to remain open.
The mayor of Richmond Hill has said that his city will opt out of the government’s plan to introduce private retail stores for cannabis by April 2019.
Calgarians are getting a better idea of where they’ll be able to purchase recreational marijuana, whether at a dedicated dispensary or perhaps under the roof of a supermarket.
It’s a clear sign Hamilton is losing its battle against illegal marijuana dispensaries. Every time police or the city try to shut one down, new numbers show, they just open back up again.
Marijuana dispensaries across California are having a fire sale of sorts. With the Golden State’s new legal cannabis regulations taking effect July 1, retail shops selling edibles and other pot products are cutting prices to move old non-compliant inventory.
Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with locations across Vancouver Island.
Concerns about access voiced Saturday at 12th Global Marijuana Rally in Halifax.