Customers at a suburban pot shop were buying their weed from a takeout window carved into a boarded-up storefront on Saturday.
The front of the CannaGreen dispensary on Roydon Place, near Hunt Club and Merivale roads, was destroying Thursday night after a truck drove into it.
The front of the illegal dispensary is now boarded up, but a hole has been cut in the plywood to create a take-out window. Customers stood on the sidewalk to order their dried weed, cannabis-laced cookies, candy and pop.
“It’s pretty crazy,” said a 20-year-old student who came with his buddy to check out the pot shop. He said the shop charges a bit more for marijuana than street dealers, but he feels safer. “It’s convenient. You don’t have to get robbed. And you don’t know what you’re getting from the streets, it could be sprayed.
“This is a medical dispensary. You’re going to get good stuff here.”
CannaGreen is one of about 16 marijuana dispensaries in town. They are all illegal, according to the federal government, which warns that the products sold there are unregulated and possibly unsafe.