Pubdate: Mon, 16 Jan 2017
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2017 Postmedia Network Inc.
Author: Jacquie Miller
Page: A5


Ottawa police are continuing their crackdown on illegal marijuana
dispensaries, raiding the Topspot shop on Bank Street on Friday.

The drug squad was still sorting through evidence on Sunday and no charges
had been laid.

The Topspot Herbal Clinic dispensary on Bank near James Street opened in
the fall. At the time staff said they planned to sell only to
medical-marijuana patients.

Medical marijuana is legal, but not if sold in stores. It must be
purchased from producers licensed by Health Canada and sent by mail.

Topspot is the 10th dispensary raided by police since early November. Six
have reopened. A notice on the door at Topspot on Sunday said it was
temporarily closed.

Topspot is locally owned and operated, according to its website. It
features a photograph of a man in a white medical coat with the slogan
Your Health is Our Priority.
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