Days After Shutting Down, Oshawa Marijuana Dispensary Reopens in Defiance of Police Warning

Article by Jeff Mitchell, DurhamRegion.com

OSHAWA -- The Emerald Triangle, an Oshawa marijuana dispensary, has shut down after receiving notice from Durham police that its operations are deemed to be illegal. September 8, 2016

Days after abruptly shuttering its doors, an Oshawa marijuana dispensary has reopened, in defiance of a warning from Durham police.

The Emerald Triangle dispensary on Simcoe Street North has resumed operations because clients are in need and buying pot on the street isn’t a safe alternative for them, said Irie Selkirk, a consultant who spoke on behalf of the dispensary’s owners.

“This location has chosen to reopen their doors,” she said. “The principals here received word from at least 40 patients who are having significant health issues.

“They had people saying, now what do I do?”

The dispensary, which opened as GW Weed Emporium last spring, closed its doors about a week ago; Selkirk said the move came after shop owners received a letter from Durham police, informing them that the operation was considered illegal.

Factoring into the decision to reopen was the fact that not every dispensary currently operating received the same ultimatum from police, Selkirk said.

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