Last week Canada made history by becomingthe second country in the world and first major G7 country to legalize cannabis for recreational use. As Canadians coast to coast celebrates legalization, the country’s largest city is now having a hard time finding a dealer.
Toronto is known for being fairly liberalwhen it comes to cannabis use and has had illegal dispensaries operating for years prior to October 17th. It’s not uncommon to catch a whiff of someone smoking a joint on the street but now Toronto police raids are making it nearly impossible to pick up weed anywhere in the city.
The Toronto police issued a press release, stating that they raided 10 different dispensaries in the city over the weekend, leading to 21 charges being laid between Friday and Sunday. While cannabis may be legal in Canada, those charges were made under the provincial Cannabis Act due to the grey-area in operating dispensaries.
Here’s the full list of dispensaries closed in Toronto over the weekend:
- Cafe 66 – 66 Fork York Blvd. This dispensary was raided on both October 19th and October 20th.
- Cloud 6ix – 333 Spadina Ave. This dispensary was raided on October 19th.
- 56 Section – 912 Danforth Ave. This dispensary was raided on October 19th.
- The Healing Centre Dispensary – 1506 Dundas Street West. This dispensary was raided on October 19th.
- Golden Leaf – 2655 Lawrence Avenue. This dispensary was raided on October 19th.
- Allevi 8 – 250 Church Street. This dispensary was raided on October 20th.
- 19 Baldwin Street – Unclear business name. This business was raided on October 20th.
- Green Corner – 282 Eglinton Ave West. This dispensary was raided on October 21st.
- The Bud Station – 1506 Eglinton Ave West. This dispensary was raided on October 21st.
- Lounge 420 – 1530 Queen Street West. This lounge was raided on October 21st.