Pubdate: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
Source: Windsor Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2013 The Windsor Star
Author: Trevor Wilhelm


Windsor's controversial marijuana-seed store has shut

Seeds for Less opened late last year downtown on Maiden Lane, off
Ouellette Avenue. On Wednesday, the door was locked, the lights were
out and the place was empty. The signs were also gone, except for a
sticker on the front door. Danielle Capin, from Hamilton, and her
brother Joel ran the store. Joel also has a similar shop in Toronto.

Shortly after the Windsor store opened, Danielle Capin said the
business was perfectly legal. She said they weren't promoting growing
weed for recreational use or sale on the street. She said the store's
aim was to sell seeds to people with medical marijuana licences, or as
novelty items.

But Windsor police have said the Controlled Substances Act states
people with licences to grow medical marijuana are supposed to get
their seeds from Health Canada.

Police said it's illegal for anyone else to sell seeds capable of
sprouting, whether it's a compassion shop - a store that sells
marijuana and seeds for medicinal use - or a drug dealer.

Windsor police hadn't heard Wednesday that the shop was shuttered. The
store's closure, they said, wasn't related to any investigation or
other police activity. 
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