Article by Jon Tattrie and Paul Palmeter, CBC News
A Halifax marijuana shop has been locked out by its landlord, but owner Shirley Martineau vows to reopen Auntie’s Health and Wellness in a new location.
“I’m shocked,” Martineau said Friday when CBC News told her the store was shuttered. “They accepted the rent.”
Martineau said she hasn’t been back to the downtown shop, which openly sold marijuana to anyone over the age of 19, since she was arrested following a police raid late last month.
A notice posted to the front door Friday on behalf of landlord NewGen Halifax Properties GP said Auntie’s staff are barred from entering the storefront, can’t keep anything inside and face arrest if they violate the ban.
“I didn’t expect it to go this wild,” said Martineau.
“All I attempted to do was help patients that needed my help without a licence.”