Fedeli Warns Cops Will Bust Illegal Dispensaries: “190 Illegal Store Fronts Have Been Closed and More Than 100 People Have Been Charged by the OPP and Local Bylaw Enforcement Which Has Laid 263 Charges” Since Legalization

Article by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun

WARMINGTON: Fedeli warns cops will bust illegal dispensaries Joe Warmington Ontario Finance Minister Vic FedeliJack Boland / Toronto Sun

The pot dispensary in question — just a short walk away from the Hunny Pot in Kensington Market — is allegedly breaking the law, according to police sources.

And Fedeli Wednesday had a warning for such operations.

“There could be a $250,00 fine,” he warned. “If it is a corporation, they could face a $1-million fine.”

Looks like the free ride could soon be over.

“It is illegal to sell marijuana without a licence and it is illegal to purchase it,” he added.

The finance minister said since the federal government legalized weed ont Oct. 17, 2018, “190 illegal store fronts have been closed and more than 100 people have been charged by the OPP and local bylaw enforcement which has laid 263 charges.”

With 10 legal stores now operating in Ontario — and 15 more to come in the days ahead — the ones who are competing illegally will soon face the wrath if the law.

“They grey area is over,” said Fedeli. “With the stores opening and the online Ontario Cannabis store, there is no need to buy it illegally.”

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