Article by Dale Carruthers, London Free Press
An east London cannabis dispensary that continued operating after police raided it last month closed its doors on Monday after receiving an eviction notice from its landlord.
A joint police task force created to stamp out illegal pot shops has carried out six raids in London since Canada legalized recreational cannabis on Oct. 17.
In the most recent operation, police raided Healing Health at 328 Hamilton Rd. and two other illegal storefronts in the city on Jan. 11, seizing cannabis products and charging four people.
The Hamilton road dispensary – operating out of a building that previously housed a tattoo parlour linked to the Outlaws motorcycle club – reopened as Cannabis Hub Variety within days of the raid.
But the location closed for good on Monday after coming under pressure from the building’s landlord.
A notice on the pot shop’s door said the tenant had broken the Provincial Cannabis Act along with conditions of its lease.
“Due to the said unlawful activity the landlord hereby elects to terminate the lease,” read the letter naming an Ontario numbered company as the landlord.