City Can Shut Down Canna Clinic Marijuana Dispensaries, Court Says in Interim Ruling

Article by John Rieti, CBC News 

City can shut down Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries, court says in interim ruling Unclear when pot shop's operations in Kensington Market and Parkdale will be forced to close By John Rieti, CBC News. The City of Toronto could shut down Canna Clinics operations in Kensington Market, pictured, and Parkdale. (John Rieti/CBC)

An Ontario court has issued an interim injunction allowing the city to shut down Canna Clinic, a prominent marijuana dispensary that has reopened multiple times following police raids.

The city is currently reviewing the decision handed down by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, said municipal licensing and standards executive director Tracey Cook in an email statement to CBC Toronto on Tuesday afternoon.

“The court has issued an interlocutory injunction which prohibits Canna Clinic, its affiliated businesses and directors, etc. from using any properties in the City of Toronto to sell, store or distribute marijuana,” Cook said.

An interlocutory injunction is a court decision issued at an interim stage of a case until a final judgement can be made.

It’s unclear when the city will move to close the dispensaries.

In court documents, the city alleges Canna Clinic, which at one point had seven storefronts across Toronto, is breaking the law and making millions in the process.

Canna Clinic is currently running two dispensaries — one in Parkdale, the other Kensington Market.

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