Article by Jaela Bernstien, CBC News
A Canadian chain of recreational marijuana dispensaries is set to open eight illegal shops Thursday on the island of Montreal.
Cannabis Culture, which is co-owned by activists Jodie and Marc Emery, already has stores in British Columbia and Ontario.
The chain plans to open a total of 10 shops in Montreal by the end of the month, and eight of them are opening on Thursday. The remaining two locations have yet to be disclosed and are expected to open by the end of the month.
Up until now, the Montreal locations have been kept under wraps, although CBC-Radio-Canada obtained the addresses of two shops earlier this week.
Here’s the full list of locations:
- 1863 Amherst St.
- 1412 Pie-IX Blvd.
- 8870 St-Michel Blvd.
- 7130 St-Laurent Blvd.
- 2200 Mount Royal Ave. E.
- 3804 Saint Laurent Blvd.
- 1431B Bishop St.
- 4961 Queen Mary Rd.
Current federal law does not allow for the recreational sale of marijuana in Canada, although the government is expected to table new legislation in the spring.