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‘I didn’t know it was illegal’: Toronto pot-shop owner says she was blindsided by police raids

'I didn't know it was illegal': Toronto pot-shop owner says she was blindsided by police r…

  • ‘I didn’t know it was illegal’: Toronto pot-shop owner says she was blindsided by police raids
  • Head of Toronto’s Dispensary Coalition Adolfo Gonzales, operating storefront dispensaries is a victimless crime and raiding them is distracting from what he calls the city’s bigger issues.
  • Hallelujah, who already has a dispensary in British Columbia, opened her Toronto location in March, not long after Justin Trudeau announced he was ready to move on legalizing the sale of marijuana.
  • But after Thursday’s raid many are wondering why some dispensaries caught the ire of police and others did not.
  • Aamra Hallelujah’s storefront dispensary, Up Cafe, was among 43 such locations raided by Toronto Police on Thursday, when 90 people were arrested and slapped with a total of 186 charges.

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Aamra Hallelujah thought it was a good time to open a marijuana dispensary in Toronto — that is until five officers busted open the door of her shop and placed her and one of her employees under arrest.


‘I didn’t know it was illegal’: Toronto pot-shop owner says she was blindsided by police raids

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