Article by Jon Hitltz, Marijuana.com
As another week comes to a close, it means another week that police in Toronto have continued their massive and unrelenting crackdown on local dispensaries.
But this particular week brought something peculiar, with Mayor John Tory accidentally endorsing and promoting a cannabis farmers market happening this Sunday.
Tory retweeted a message sent to him from the Green Market, not knowing that it was a cannabis event. Tory was in India this week on a 10-day trade mission, so it was quite possible that he was suffering from jet lag, or perhaps one of his staffers simply didn’t do their due diligence and retweeted without looking into it.
Regardless, the message sent to the Mayor was intentionally crafted in a way where he might repost without looking into it, and that is exactly what happened.
The original tweet read:
“@MayorJohnTory my favourite #MarchBreak activity is #GreenMarketTO featuring vegan & organic infused local products. #topoli #greenmarkettoronto”
“I’ve done a lot of Twitter activism around cannabis,” said Lisa Campbell, one of the Co-founders and organizers of the event, and the person responsible for the tweet. “I think that there are ways to engage with politicians on Twitter to make them realize that having a cannabis farmers market is just as innocent and just as Torontonian as having a farmers market with wine. Which we now have in Ontario.”