Pubdate: Sat, 04 Jun 2016
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2016 The Toronto Star
Author: Ellen Morrow
Page: IN 11


Re: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries, May 27

Where is the Toronto Star's much-acclaimed investigative reporting in 
the recent sweep of Toronto's pot shops? Police Chief Saunders' claim 
that no legitimate dispensaries were close doesn't make it true, 
given that his definition of what is legal is based on regulations 
that have been struck down.

By all means shut down the so-called dispensaries that are clearly 
illegitimate and illegal and have sprung up over the past 6 months. 
That doesn't justify shutting down dispensaries that have operated 
ethically for years. Yet this has happened.

At the very least, where is the guidance for those people who 
legitimately depend on their dispensaries for debilitating 
conditions? What are they to do while they wait for their 
dispensaries to either reopen or while they wait for a lengthy 
approval process for a mail-order dispensary?

Ellen Morrow, Toronto
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