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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Oh Cannabis: More On Ontario's Marijuana Raids!



Here's a quick follow up to my pot reports last month on the Toronto and Peterborough Cannabis Culture [CC] Dispensary Raids:

On Friday October 1st, Canada's High Prince of Pot Marc Emery's relocated his "Village" dispensary to it's new 461 Church St. location! A large, excited and very mixed crowd of all persuasions happily buzzed about the sidewalk awaiting the much anticipated 4:20 pm opening. 

As the painter rushed to clean up, budmeister Erin Goodwin swung open the front doors. Propped up the street sign. Unfurled the infamous, green Oh Cannabis flag to heady cheers. 

Hi! Hi! Hi! Friday night had arrived on Church Street! Without doubt, many more high times await! But not right yet!



CC 461 Church St Toronto

Visiting again today, on a stroll downtown, I found the shelves being cheerfully restocked with plenty of strains of fresh, fragrant BC weed. Priced on average at $12 per gram, they range from roughly $9 to $16, tax included. The huge, spacious back lounge was open with Pot TV flashing on the big screen. The alluring whiff of devil's lettuce wafered through the air. 

Meanwhile Marc worked on his laptop from behind the counter. Posted an on line link to my site. Since the dubious September 8th "police raid", he's gotten their full deposit back from some of Mayor John Tory's scum landlord/ property management blue meanies. Along with an even nicer, new Church Street location. Big. Spacey. With much better people and business vibes. A lot more central too! 

The 461 Church Street location is near ground zero, downtown Toronto. Just north of the Ryerson Campus, the Eaton Centre and Dundas Square! Smack dab in the city centre! Watch for it to potentially become a major, heady Toronto weed landmark! It's a very happening place for our local pot aficionado's and budding marijuana advocates alike! 

The latest round of Mayor John Tory's Toronto weed bummers, burns and ripoffs seems over -for now! But for how long? It's anybodies guess! Meanwhile Marc Emery stridently continues the Toronto good fight, with civil disobedience as need be, on the long and winding pot holed Canadian road to legal weed in 2017! 


Alas! There's a lot less happy faces in Peterborough Ontario! Richard Standen's CC dispensary reopened last week, only to be raided again within days. Charges were pressed for trafficking and possession. Staffer Maranda Gallant is out on bail, her legal fees covered by CC. However, there's an outstanding warrant for Richard as Peterborough's reefer madness continues unabated! 

In other news, a local university business student plans to soon open the Trent Holistic Centre, a med pot dispensary catering exclusively to the cities medical marijuana patients. Will he get busted too?!? Stay tuned ....

PLEASE NOTE: I will gladly cover the rest of the local marijuana advocacy scene, perhaps in a monthly Ontario, or Toronto pot report, if interest exists. Of course, I'm glad to report on other progressives not just CC, when advised accordingly. Kindly email me at: davechiarelli@gmail.com 

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