Article by Waterloo Region Record, Greg Mercer
Waterloo Regional Police say they’ve warned five illegal marijuana dispensaries in the region they’re at risk of being raided if they continue to flout the laws around selling cannabis.
After getting visits from officers and written warnings, several of the dispensaries have shut down. One that refused — Green Tree Medical Dispensary — was busted Friday by police, who seized $26,800 in pot, $5,400 in hash, edibles and $17,000 in cash.
Three women and a male employee were arrested in the raid and face possession for the purpose of trafficking charges.
Police say they’re continuing to investigate all the region’s dispensaries, and are watching them closely. But while the raid may have put a scare into medical marijuana users, at least one other local dispensary says it has no plans to close.
“We’re still serving our patients. I can’t let those people down,” said Tyler Leatherland, who runs Kitchener’s Organix Compassion club.