Article by CTV News Atlantic
A medical marijuana dispensary in Halifax that is already operating illegally is taking their business one step further.
Shirley Martineau opened Auntie’s Health and Wellness on Barrington Street four months ago. She says the business mainly sells medical marijuana, but that’s about to change.
“I had to open my doors to anybody without a doctor’s permit because there’s no doctors giving anybody permits or signing for anybody,” Martineau said.
Martineau says she will sell cannabis to anyone in just about any form.
“I can’t honestly say no to the cancer patients and to the people that are sick that leave here,” she said. “I can’t do it anymore.”
Canadians who have been authorized to use medicinal marijuana have to purchase it through a producer licensed by Health Canada. While the federal government is moving to legalize marijuana, selling it in a storefront is currently illegal, even if it’s for medicinal purposes.