Article by Doug Schmidt, Windsor Star
Not even two weeks after being raided by the Windsor police drug squad for allegedly selling cannabis illegally, the Compassion House was packing them in again this week, only now the pot was being given away.
Volunteers were busy rolling joints and passing them along to anyone with food or clothing donations for local charities who visited the marijuana-based business at 405 Wyandotte St. W.
“This is what it’s all about at Compassion House,” owner Leo Lucier said Friday between truck runs of coats and cans to locations like the Downtown Mission and the Windsor Youth Centre. The food bank at a local women’s shelter was another of this week’s drop-off destinations.
More than six tonnes of food and more than 300 coats were collected over five days, said Lucier, a longtime pot activist and one of five people who, earlier this month, became the first in Windsor to be charged under the new federal Cannabis Act.
In return, about 3,000 pre-rolled joints were handed out to the donors of those goods.