Article by Jordan Parker, The Chronicle Herald
A leading Canadian marijuana activist is standing behind a bid by Auntie’s Dispensary to reopen after a police raid shut them down.
Last week, Halifax owner Shirley Martineau and three others were charged — and had their inventory seized — after complaints led the Halifax Regional Police to take action.
Martineau, who hasn’t returned phone calls, vowed to reopen and has volunteers working at the shop right now.
Toronto marijuana legalization activist Jodie Emery, who is married to fellow activist Marc Emery, knows what Martineau is going through.
She and Marc — the latter known in the media as the Canadian Prince of Pot — were raided in Montreal in December, just one day after they opened recreational pot franchises under their Cannabis Culture banner.
Eighteen kilograms were seized in the raids and 10 people arrested, including the Emerys.