Hamilton police say they’ve raided an illegal marijuana dispensary in Hess Village and seized an estimated $75,000 in marijuana and related products.
But the owner of the dispensary —operating openly on George Street — says it’s a waste of resources, and marijuana will likely be legal by the time he sees trial.
Police have charged Clint Younge of Hamilton, CEO of MMJ Canada, with possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis resin for the purpose of trafficking.
While police acknowledge laws are changing, the service said in a release it is bound to enforce laws as they now exist.
At MMJ, patients with medical marijuana prescriptions consult with a holistic doctor and obtain cannabis-related products, Younge said.
The dispensary opened in Hamilton on May 4, he said, and already has about 6,000 patients.