Article by Toronto CityNews
The City of Toronto says charges have been laid against the operators and property owner of an illegal cannabis dispensary in the Little Italy area following a raid on Thursday.
Officers from Municipal Licensing and Standard entered Loud Head Shop and Paraphernalia on Bathurst Street around 11:30 a.m.
The city says Toronto police were also on scene to “ensure the safety of everyone involved in the inspection.”
Eleven pounds of dry cannabis and “large quantities” of cannabis edibles, oils, shatter and CBD products were seized during the raid.
The shop has been sealed with the help of a locksmith and the property owner and operators have been barred from entering the premises.
The operators of the dispensary were present during the inspection and the city says they were charged under the Cannabis Control Act. They are facing fours counts of unlawful sale and distribution of cannabis and were issued a summons to court.
The property owner was not present but will also be facing one count of knowingly permitting the illegal dispensary to operate on their premises.