Toronto Police Department’s Official Statement About ‘Project Claudia’

Last week the Toronto Police Department raided dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries as part of ‘Project Claudia.’
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The raids were a huge waste of money. I saw one activist post that it cost as much as 2.5 million dollars to carry out the raids. This of course coming at a time when support for medical marijuana in Canada is overwhelming, and the country is in discussions to legalize cannabis for adults for all uses. Below is the official press release from the Toronto Police Departmentwhich lists the exact locations raided. You can find out how to contact the Toronto Police Department at this link here to tell them how you feel about it:

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, at noon, the Toronto Police Service executed 43 search warrants throughout the city of Toronto under the name “Project Claudia.”

Members of the Toronto Police Service Drug Squad conducted an investigation into a number of locations known as “storefront cannabis distributors.”

It is alleged that:

– the investigation revealed cannabis marijuana, cannabis resin, cannabis oil and various “substance edibles” were being advertised and sold

– a total of 270 kg of dried marijuana, 30 kg of resin, 25 kg of hash, 27 kg of pills, 73 kg of chocolate, 142 kg of cookies, 129 kg of candies, 101 kg of bars, 135 e-cigarettes, 457 drinks, 127 kg of oils and spreads, and 121 kg of other by-products were seized

During the search warrants, 90 people were arrested and 186 Possession for the Purpose Trafficking charges and 71 Proceeds of Crime charges were laid.

The following locations were the subject of a search warrant under Project Claudia:

  1. Cana Boss Dispensary – 1684 Queen Street West
  2. Canna Bank Dispensary – 3505 Dundas Street West
  3. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 1332 Queen Street West
  4. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 2452 Bloor Street West
  5. Green Cross Club – 699A Lawrence Avenue West
  6. Kanbi The Dispensary – 1715 St Clair Avenue West
  7. Medical Club – 377 Marlee Avenue
  8. Natures Touch Dispensary – 1346 St. Clair Avenue West
  9. Up Dispensaries – 1792 Eglinton Avenue West
  10. Weed the North – 1532 Eglinton Avenue West
  11. Weemedical Dispensary Society – 568 St. Clair Avenue West
  12. Weemedical Dispensary Society – 1602 Eglinton Avenue West
  13. York Dispensary – 1478 Eglinton Avenue West
  14. 416 Medicinal Health – 850 King Street West
  15. Cannawide Dispensary – 34 Kensington Avenue
  16. Cannawide Dispensary – Top Shelf – 160 Baldwin Street, Unit 3
  17. Eden Medicinal Society – 760 Queen Street West
  18. The Green Room Society – 402 Spadina Avenue
  19. Cannabis Dispensary – 66 Nassau Street,
  20. Holistic Cannabinoids – 179 Baldwin Street
  21. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 611 College Street
  22. WeLeaf Dispensary – 5 Bruyers Mews
  23. Maricare – 3808 Bloor Street West
  24. SoCo (Social Collective) – 1874 Wilson Avenue
  25. Hempsterz Hemp Shop and Lounge – 65 Martin Ross Avenue, Unit 9
  26. GW Weed Emporium – 2226 Kingston Road
  27. Scarborough Dispensary – 1260 Kennedy Road
  28. SoCo (Social Collective) – 2347 Eglinton Avenue East
  29. The Rolling Bud – 4234 Lawrence Avenue East, #5
  30. Buddha Pharm – 399 Yonge Street
  31. CALM – 600 Church Street
  32. Medical Compassion Clinic – 125 Church Street
  33. Rainbow Medicinal Cannabis – 69 Queen Street East, Unit #201
  34. CALM – Canadian As Living Medicine – 7 Breadalbane Street
  35. Calm on the Avenue – 538 Eglinton Ave West
  36. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 92 Avenue Road
  37. S.W.E.D. – 1898 Danforth Avenue
  38. BC Cannamed – 2116 Queen Street East, Unit C
  39. Green Rhino – 393 Danforth Avenue
  40. Medical Club – 337 Danforth Avenue
  41. S.W.E.D – 333 Danforth Avenue
  42. Weeds Glass & Gifts – 341 Danforth Avenue
  43. GW Weed Emporium – 2226 Kingston Road

Click here for a map of the locations.

To watch the news conference, click here.

For information about the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations from Health Canada, click here.

For a statement regarding dispensaries from the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, click here.

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