Friday, 15 December, 2017

More Cannabis Dispensary Raids Across Canada Today

Jodie and Marc Emery as seen in a 2015 are scheduled to appear in court Thursday Prince and Princess of pot arrested again
Sammy Stanley | 11 March, 2017, 00:33

Toronto police said in a release that 11 search warrants were being executed in Toronto, the Hamilton area and Vancouver as part of a project targeting marijuana dispensaries.

A police officer is seen outside the Cannabis Culture location on Church Street in Toronto during a raid on the store.

The couple is expected to appear in a Toronto court on Friday morning to seek bail after being stopped at Pearson Airport as they tried to depart for a marijuana conference in Spain.

Marc Emery has been charged with 15 counts, including trafficking, possession for the goal of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime.

As for Jodie and Marc, reports say they will both face a bail hearing today, but as of now the exact charges haven't yet been disclosed.

Raids are also being conducted at Cannabis Culture shops in Ottawa and Toronto. Also hearing of raids at other Cannabis Culture franchise in ON. A manager of one of the Emerys' Toronto marijuana dispensaries was also at the courthouse Thursday morning.

"The city of Toronto is engaged in a futile exercise to enforce prohibition laws that are outdated, outmoded, and not in the favour of the Canadian public", Tousaw told CTV News Channel from Vancouver.

While medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for years, some dispensaries have been jumping the gun on recreational legalization, selling to patients without medical IDs.

The federal government is moving to legalize marijuana, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau emphasized late a year ago that the current laws exist.

One of the most well-known marijuana advocates in the country, Marc Emery posted on Facebook on Wednesday around 7 p.m. that the couple were headed to cannabis expo Spannabis in Barcelona. In 2014, Marc Emery was released from US prison after serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for selling marijuana seeds to American customers from his Vancouver-based dispensary.

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