‘Bring your own bud’ Cannabis Corner Café opens in Penetanguishene

Article by Andrew Mendler, Midland Mirror

'Bring your own bud' Cannabis Corner Café opens in Penetanguishene. Roger Charlebois and Irene York have opened up the Cannabis Corner Cafe at 29 Main St. in Penetangushene. The facility offers the uses of Health Canada-approved vaporizers to holders of medical marijuana card. York is seen holding a balloon that was just removed from a vaporizer. - Andrew Mendler/Metroland

A controversial café has opened on Penetanguishene’s Main Street.

The Cannabis Corner Café, located at 29 Main St., is a retail store and restaurant that is marijuana friendly.

“We are a safe haven for medical marijuana users,” said owner Irene York.

The police won’t be busting down the doors any time soon, as the café is completely legal.

“They have received approvals and met the requirements from the Simcoe-Muskoka District Health Unit, from the Tobacco Enforcement Office, as well as our town’s building department. The OPP are also well aware of the new business in town,” said Penetanguishene CAO Jeff Lees.

The business is not a marijuana dispensary. It does not sell cannabis or any other drug.

“I’m not willing to bounce around with the law. I’m not willing to step over that line. I’m not that bold of an activist,” said York, noting she is not as daring as the cafés in Toronto that have been caught dispensing marijuana.

The storefront has drawn quite a bit of attention over the past month. Cars slow down when they pass, people walking by snap pictures and others have called the town to ask about the café’s presence.

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