Article by Dale Carruthers, The London Free Press
London police last week raided Tasty Budd’s, which opened in public defiance of the law, seizing its inventory and charging the owner and an employee with drug trafficking. Yet, two other marijuana dispensaries that have operated below radar in the city for years, remain open.
Wednesday, underlining the hazy terrain critics contend the Trudeau government has left with its vow to legalize marijuana, three representatives of Tasty Budd’s were at the busted store readying it to reopen this week.
Investigators wouldn’t say why the Wharncliffe Road dispensary, a franchise of an East Coast operation, was raided just six days after opening while the other two were left alone.
But New Democrat justice critic Murray Rankin says the Trudeau government’s unclear plan on marijuana reform leaves police forces in a bind.