Article by Taylor Campbell, Windsor Star
Trafficking in marijuana is still illegal in Canada and punishable by imprisonment, but that didn’t stop local pot purveyors from organizing a pop-up “Friendly Market” in Windsor on Sunday.
A potpourri of pot products from a dozen different vendors, and all containing different cannabis components, were available for purchase during the impromptu drug market that ran for five hours in Ford City. It took place in a historic building, the exact location of which was only advertised 24 hours in advance on select social media sites.
Tina Kennedy, a supporter of the market, said everyone should have access to alternative medication if they want it.
“It doesn’t hurt anybody,” said Kennedy. “There isn’t anything that says cannabis has killed anybody, or led to domestic violence.”
The local market, which operates one day per month during the summer, is “a friendly event with no judgments. We want to bring happiness to everyone who comes in contact with us,” she added.
The Friendly Market is always held in a different Windsor location, but this was the first first time the event popped up outside downtown. The owner of Sunday’s host establishment asked that the name or exact location not be published.