Toronto Police Raid 6 Canna Clinic Dispensaries and Employees Homes

Police charged 80 people, seized close to 180 kilograms of marijuana and more than $350,000 in cash after raids on Canna Clinic dispensaries and homes in Toronto and Vancouver last week.

Seven Canna Clinic marijuana dispensaries and six residences were targeted in coordinated raids across Toronto Thursday, in an investigation dubbed Project Lincoln in partnership with the RCMP and the city’s Municipal Licensing & Standards division.

“We had a case a little while ago where we shut down a dispensary, it opened the next day, we charged them that day, they opened the day after, we charged them.”

That same day, Vancouver police executed six search warrants at undisclosed locations in the Vancouver and Denman Island areas.

In total, police seized one vehicle, 178 kilograms of marijuana, 48 kilograms of edible’s, 6.8 kilograms of marijuana “shatter,” 19 kilograms of cannabis resin and more than $350,000 in cash.

Toronto police said a total of 80 Canna Clinic employees were arrested, charged and released at the scene. Pugash said six of the suspects faced “substantive charges” and were named by police, but the remaining 74 were not identified.

“It’s about enforcing the law,” he added. “And if people are going to persist in doing what we believe to be is against the law than we’ll continue to enforce the law until that law changes.”

Earlier this month Toronto Mayor John Tory expressed his concern over the number of dispensaries in the city that are still in business, and went on to say he will continue to support additional police and municipal bylaw enforcement.

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