Pubdate: Fri, 06 Aug 2010
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2010 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Ian Robertson
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


2nd Time in 4 Months

A downtown Toronto clinic that provided medical marijuana remained 
closed Thursday after the second police raid in four months.

Neev Tapiero, owner of the CALM Compassion Club at 106 Queen St. E., 
was arrested later at his home Wednesday, Const. Tony Vella said.


Officers from 51 Division investigated a "community complaint," and 
seized an allegedly larger than-permitted stock of pot, plus hashish 
and hash oil, Vella said.

Several people in the storefront near Jarvis St. were briefly 
detained, he said.

Nine people, including Tapiero, were arrested there on drug charges 
in late March.

Website support

A supportive website quoted lawyer Ron Marzel condemning the raid and 
Health Canada's "dysfunctional medical marijuana program."

The Toronto Hash Mob vowed to support Tapiero, 38, who founded 
Cannabis As a Legitimate Medicine (CALM), and ran as a Marijuana 
Party candidate in the 2000 federal election in Toronto-Rosedale.

He faces 12 drug-related charges, including possession for 
trafficking purposes plus possessing crime proceeds.
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