Pubdate: Wed, 21 Oct 2015
Source: Toronto Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2015 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Jenny Yuen
Page: 6


Marijuana dispensory owner to put the 'high' in High Park

There may be more adult treats than tricks on Halloween afternoon now
that the Liberals are in power.

Chris - who doesn't publicly reveal his surname - of Juju Joints, is
organizing the third annual Haunted Halloween Marijuana Treasure Hunt
on Oct. 31 in High Park in order to spread awareness of easier access
to medical marijuana.

While participants won't find any joints in the park, the hunt will
yield $50,000 in certificates for marijuana cigarettes that can be
redeemed at Chris' downtown dispensary for anyone 19 and older.

Chris said that now Justin Trudeau will become the next prime
minister, he'll give away marijuana to any adult, even those without a
medical marijuana licence.

If Stephen Harper had won Monday's election, the contest would only be
open to licensed patients.

"Under the Conservatives, they've never really been supportive of
medical marijuana or people's needs to be able to choose their own
medicine," Chris said.

He argued that since the Liberals vowed to legalize weed, "as far as I
can see, anyone over 19 should be permitted to use marijuana
recreationally now."

And while laws won't change before his Halloween hunt rolls around,
Chris said he's willing to take the risk.

"I'll let my lawyers sort it out," he added. "I'm going on Trudeau's
promise he will legalize it right away."

Trudeau promised to legalize, regulate and tax the sale of marijuana
because "Canada's current system of marijuana prohibition does not

He said pot laws fail to prevent young people from using marijuana and
leave too many Canadians with criminal records for possessing small
amounts of the drug.

Last year, Chris advertised his event, offering $25,000 worth of Juju
joints - each containing four to seven grams of marijuana at a cost of
$60-$80 per joint - for licensed medical marijuana patients.

"There's no marijuana where children or people walking through High
Park will find," he said.

Toronto Police Const. Victor Kwong said officers would investigate if
they received a complaint.
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