Roughly a dozen illicit dispensaries continue operating in Toronto, and they’re fighting harder than ever against eviction efforts by city bylaw enforcers and police. In many cases, stores reopen after raids, sometimes even breaking sealed doors and windows to get inside. Then last Toronto figured out what seemed like a solution: last weekend they began blocking the fronts of illicit REC stores with stacks of giant concrete blocks.
CBC Toronto, Global News
- Their victory was short lived, since it turns out anyone can rent heavy machinery. On Monday, video appeared of three men and a backhoe removing the blocks from a dispensary at Dundas and Richie.
- Vancouver’s illicit dispensaries shut down after an ordered from the BC Court of Appeal—but they’re still selling online.
Globe and Mail
- In provinces that allow home cultivation, it’s illegal to grow cannabis in a place other than your own home—unless you have a MED permit.
- An adults- and couples-only inn and spa in Ontario touted itself as “Canada’s first publicly cannabis-friendly resort.”