World Cannabis News | February 7th, 2017
Who was the harsher Anti-cannabis Prime Minister Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau?
To help you decide we would like to present this list of 141 raided cannabis dispensaries sense so called ‘pro pot’ prime minister Justin Trudeau took office. The Liberal Party leader continues to have police departments enforce the illegality of cannabis.
Justin Trudeau has said clearly in recent speeches “the current prohibition stands”. Justin has asked Canadian law enforcement to arrest thousands of Canadians who voted for him, and we here at WC feel this behaviour makes him seem more dangerous to the cannabis community then Mr. Harper ever was. Stephen Harper increased mandatory minimums for drug charges, but dispensary raids were very rare under Harper. Hopefully we will soon see an end to this harmful drug war. Most Canadians want a legal system in place for business to operate and thrive within.
World Cannabis has been providing factual coverage as well as news as these raids have occurred. We are committed to helping keep our elected officials honest. We know that working together we can end the stigmas and free the weed in Canada and globally.
Here is a list of reasons why you should probably never vote Liberal again:
Police Raids on Marijuana Dispensaries End of 2015
Nov. 4th, 2015 Justin Trudeau Elected
Nov. 25th, 2015 Deroche/Mission, BC
BC Pain Society’s Compassion Club, source.
Nov. 28th, 2015 Sechelt, BC
S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe, source.
Dec. 1st, 2015 Nainaimo, BC
Trees Dispensary, source.
Phoenix Pain Management Society, source.
Nature’s Source Society, source.
Dec. 3rd, 2015 Halifax, NS
Farm Assists Medical Resource Cannabis Centre on Gottingen Street, source.
Police Raids on Marijuana Dispensaries in 2016
Jan. 18th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Good Weeds Vapor Lounge on Danforth, source.
Apr. 5th, 2016 Chillawack, BC
WeeMedical Dispensary raided on 5th Ave., source.
Apr. 6th, 2016 Campbell River, BC
Trees Dispensary on 14th Avenue was raided, source.
Apr. 18th, 2016 Chillawack, BC
WeeMedical Dispensary raided on 5th Ave. for the second time. Source.
Apr. 28th, Sydney, BC
RCMP raided the marijuana shop, Dispensary by the Sea, source.
May 26th, 2016 Toronto, ON dubbed Project Claudia
43 dispensarys busted in one day
90 arrests, 257 charges laid in Toronto marijuana dispensary raids
Project Claudia Map
The following locations were targeted in the ‘Project Claudia’ raids:
1. Cana Boss Dispensary – 1684 Queen Street West, source.
2. Canna Bank Dispensary – 3505 Dundas Street West, source.
3. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 1332 Queen Street West, source.
4. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 2452 Bloor Street West, source.
5. Green Cross Club – 699A Lawrence Avenue West, source.
6. Kanbi The Dispensary – 1715 St Clair Avenue West, source.
7. Medical Club – 377 Marlee Avenue, source.
8. Natures Touch Dispensary – 1346 St. Clair Avenue West, source.
9. Up Dispensaries – 1792 Eglinton Avenue West, source.
10. Weed the North – 1532 Eglinton Avenue West, source.
11. Weemedical Dispensary Society – 568 St. Clair Avenue West, source.
12. Weemedical Dispensary Society – 1602 Eglinton Avenue West, source.
13. York Dispensary – 1478 Eglinton Avenue West, source.
14. 416 Medicinal Health – 850 King Street West, source.
15. Cannawide Dispensary – 34 Kensington Avenue, source.
16. Cannawide Dispensary â€“ Top Shelf – 160 Baldwin Street, Unit 3, source.
17. Eden Medicinal Society – 760 Queen Street West, source.
18. The Green Room Society – 402 Spadina Avenue, source.
19. Cannabis Dispensary – 66 Nassau Street, source.
20. Holistic Cannabinoids – 179 Baldwin Street, source.
21. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 611 College Street, source.
22. WeLeaf Dispensary – 5 Bruyers Mews, source.
23. Maricare – 3808 Bloor Street West, source.
24. SoCo (Social Collective) – 1874 Wilson Avenue, source.
25. Hempsterz Hemp Shop and Lounge – 65 Martin Ross Avenue, Unit 9, source.
26. GW Weed Emporium – 2226 Kingston Road, source.
27. Scarborough Dispensary – 1260 Kennedy Road, source.
28. SoCo (Social Collective) – 2347 Eglinton Avenue East, source.
29. The Rolling Bud – 4234 Lawrence Avenue East, #5, source.
30. Buddha Pharm – 399 Yonge Street, source.
31. CALM – 600 Church Street, source.
32. Medical Compassion Clinic – 125 Church Street, source.
33. Rainbow Medicinal Cannabis – 69 Queen Street East, Unit #201, source.
34. CALM – Canadian As Living Medicine – 7 Breadalbane Street, source.
35. Calm on the Avenue – 538 Eglinton Ave West, source.
36. Weeds Glass and Gifts – 92 Avenue Road, source.
37. S.W.E.D. – 1898 Danforth Avenue, source.
38. BC Cannamed – 2116 Queen Street East, Unit C, source.
39. Green Rhino – 393 Danforth Avenue, source.
40. Medical Club – 337 Danforth Avenue, source.
41. S.W.E.D – 333 Danforth Avenue, source.
42. Weeds Glass & Gifts – 341 Danforth Avenue, source.
43. GW Weed Emporium – 2226 Kingston Road, source.
June 7th, 2016 Windsor, ON
Burnies Compassion Society at 490 Wyandotte St. W., source.
June 9th, 2016 Powell River, BC
WeeMedical Dispensary Society 4493 Marine Avenue, source.
June 23rd, Toronto, ON
4 search warrants on four midtown and downtown dispensaries.
3 Canna Clinic locations at
-44 Kensington Ave., source.
-2352 Yonge St., source.
-793 Dundas St. W., source.
Cannabis Culture at 801 Queen St. W., source.
July 21st, 2016 Hamilton, ON
Bright Moments Dispensary at 238 King Street East, source.
Aug. 2nd, 2016 Waterloo, ON
Waterloo Dispensary on King Street North, source.
Aug. 3rd, 2016 Toronto, ON
Barc’s Budz – Danforth Compassion Clinic, source.
Aug. 3rd, 2016 Toronto, ON
Canna Clinic’s Dundas location, source.
Aug. 8th, 2016 Toronto, ON
The Green Room Society located on Dundas street, source.
Aug. 9th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Officers raided 3 dispensaries
S.W.E.D. dispensary at 1898 Danforth, source.
S.W.E.D. outlet, at 988 Pape Ave., source.
Section 56 dispensary at 912 Danforth Ave., source.
Aug. 10th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Cannabis Culture – 711 Queen St. W raided August 10th or 11th, source.
The Green Room Society Mount Pleasant – 562 Mt. Pleasant Rd., source.
The Healing Centre Dundas – 1506 Dundas St. W., source.
Aug. 13, 2016 Toronto, ON
Evergreen Medicinals raided, 2078 Dundas Street West, source.
Aug. 15th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Twisted Smoke Haberdashery at 1245 Dundas St. W., source.
Aug. 16th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Canna Clinic Eglinton West raided August 16th 2016, source.
Aug. 17th, 2016 Alderville, ON
OPP execute search warrant at South Shore Wellness Full Service Cannabis Dispensary located at 8987 County Road 45 in Roseneath. Source.
Aug. 18th, 2016 London, ON
Police swooped down on Tasty Budd’s medical marijuana dispensary on Whancliffe Road, source.
Aug. 19th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Police searched the Greentree Medical Dispensary on Danforth Avenue, source.
Aug. 25th, 2016 Missasauga, ON
Major Drugs and Vice Bureau officers executed a search warrant at Pharma-Cann on Drew Road, source.
Aug. 25th, 2016 Quebec City, QC
Weeds Herbes et Curiosités – Quebec City- raided, source.
Aug. 30th, 2016 Barrie, ON
City police closed down 2 downtown Barrie marijuana dispensaries: Sunrise Medicinal and Med West. Source.
Sept. 6th, 2016 Merritt, BC
Police executed a search warrant on the Merritt Compassion Society located downtown on Quilchena Avenue. Source.
Sept. 7th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Better Living 222 – 2791 Lakeshore Blvd. W., source.
S.W.E.D. Society Lakeshore – 3440 Lakeshore Blvd. W., source.
Canna Clinic Broadview – 350 Broadview Ave., source.
Sept. 9th, 2016 Missasauga, ON
Search warrant at Potluck Apothecary & Dispensary, located 101 Spadina Ave., source.
Sept. 15th, 2016 Oshawa, ON
Emerald Triangle on Simcoe Street North, source.
420 Compassion Club on Simcoe Street South, source.
Sept. 15th, 2016 Whitby, ON
Green Street Medical Society on Dunlop Street, source.
Sept. 15th,2016 Peterbourough, ON
Cannabis Culture at 382 George St., source.
Sept. 16th, 2016 Port Alberni, BC
West Side Alternatives on Athol Street was raided by RCMP, source.
Sept. 16th, 2016 Toronto, ON
THC 416 on Dundas Street West, near Dufferin Street
Sept. 20th, 2016 Hamilton, ON
MMJ-Canada’s Urban Dispensary at 118 George St.
Sept. 22nd, 2016 Port Alberni, BC
The Port Alberni Cannabis Club on Bute Street
Sept. 23rd, 2016 Durham, ON
420 Compassion Club on Simcoe Street South raided again the 2nd raid of this store in a week, source.
Sept. 26th, 2016 Toronto, ON
officers executed a search warrant at the Eden Medicinal Society, at 1239 Dundas Street West, source.
Sept. 28th, 2016 Surrey, BC
Surrey RCMP officers executed a search warrant on Da Kine Glass and Gifts on 152nd St. Source.
Sept. 29th, 2016 Peterbourough, ON
City police raid for the second time in a week that reopened Cannabis Culture on George St. in Peterborough, Ont., source.
Oct. 11th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Canna Clinic dispensary, 491 Queen Street West, source.
Oct. 15th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Evergreen Medicinals 2078 Dundas Street West, source.
Nov. 1st, 2016 Toronto, ON
Canna Clinic Queen West raided, source.
Nov. 4th, 2016 Ottawa, ON
6 raids, source.
Police raided CannaGreen on St. Joseph Boulevard;
3 Green Tree Medical Dispensary locations; one on Preston Street, Montreal Road and Bank Street;
2 WeeMedical Dispensary locations; Rideau Street and St. Laurent Boulevard.
Nov. 8th, 2016 Whitewood, SK
Martin Medical Services at the 600 block of 3rd Ave, source.
Nov. 9th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensary raided – at 365 King Street West in Toronto, source.
Nov. 24th, 2016 Coquitlam, BC
Cannabis Culture – Port Coquitlam Raided, source.
Nov. 29th, 2016 St. Johns, NL
Dec. 17th, 2016 Montreal, QC
6 Cannabis Culture dispensaries raided in Montreal
The Service de Police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) said in a release on Friday that six dispensaries were raided by their officers on Friday, netting 10 suspects, 40 lbs. of marijuana, and cash.
Dec. 21st, 2016 Quebec, ON
Clinique Canna-Plus – Gatineau – raided December 21st 2016, source.
Dec. 22nd, 2016 Hamilton, ON
Royal Farmacy on Main Street East
Dec. 30th, 2016 Halifax, ON
Aunt Auntie’s Health and Wellness Centre was raided
Police Raids on Marijuana Dispensaries in 2017
Jan. 3rd, 2017 Ottawa, ON
613 Medicinals on 274 Montreal Rd, source.
Jan. 6th, 2017 Ottawa, ON
CannaBotanix Dispensary at 646 Somerset Street, source.
Jan. 7th, 2017 St. Johns, NL
The Healing Tree in downtown St. John’s, source.
Jan. 7th, 2017 Campbellton, NB
Campbellton medical marijuana business
Jan. 9th, 2017 Ottawa, ON
CannaBotanix Dispensary at 646 Somerset St. W., source.
Jan. 10th, 2017 Banff, AB
police conducted a raid on Canna Clinic, source.
Jan. 15th, 2017 Ottawa, ON
Topspot marijuana dispensary on Bank Street, source.
Jan. 17th, 2017 – Langford, BC
The Green Tree marijuana dispensary, source.
Jan. 19th, 2017 Toronto, ON
Weed The North in the city’s west-end, source.
Jan. 22nd, 2017 Toronto, ON
The Relief Center, 328 Queen St. E. (Queen & Parliament), source.
Jan. 24th, 2017 St. Johns, NB
6 dispensary raids, 12 arrested
Medicinal Grounds, 104 Prince William St., source.
Medicinal Grounds, 505 Rothesay Ave., source.
BCW, 8 Simpson Dr., source.
King Canna, 76 Germain St., source.
HBB Medical Inc., 1714 Rothesay Rd., source.
HBB Medical Inc., 199 Chesley Dr., source.
Jan. 25th, 2017 Victoria, BC
Victoria police raid the Remedy Medicinals marijuana shop on Fisgard Street, source.
Jan. 25th, 2017 Quebec City, QC
La Croix Verte in the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood
Jan. 31st, 2017 Ottawa, ON
Weeds Glass and Gifts on Bank Street was raided, source.
Feb. 1st, 2017 Toronto, ON
Canadian Green Dispensary & Holistic Services at 1332 Bloor St. west, source.
Feb. 3rd, 2017 Hamilton, ON
The Medicine Cabinet
The Medicine Cabinet was raided two hours ago. Owner Britney Anne Guerra was charged 4 times and released on sight. After our brief interruption we are reopen again to serve you until 8pm!
Feb. 6th, 2017 Prince George, BC
RCMP in Prince George have shut down a second downtown pot shop, source.
Closures, not raids:
Sept. 19th, 2016 Ottawa, ON
The two Weeds glass and gifts dispensaries have closed
as Canada post flags and seizes packages.
Oct. 20th, 2016 Durham, ON
Durham Dispensary Affiliated with Police Officer has Closed
Living On Inc. Medical Marijuana, a dispensary that recently received a lot of media attention when the public became aware that a police officer was a co-owner, has since shut their doors. The Living On Inc. dispensary notified their patients through an update on their website. Source.
Nov. 3rd, 2016 Ottawa, ON
A bailiff arrived at the CannaGreen dispensary on Roydon Place Wednesday afternoon to enforce an eviction order. Source.
August 14th, 2016 Toronto, ON
Green Panda closes its storefront at 548 Yonge St. This was a result of police activity in the area, but Green Panda was never raided. Source.
Feb. 3rd, 2017 Price George, BC
Canna Clinic opened at 729 Fourth Ave. in late January.
When the business was contacted by phone the morning of Feb. 3, an employee said it was open.
Later the same day, the door to the building was locked and a person inside said they were not going to be open again for some time due to “problems.” Source.
(Please let us know if you are aware of any other dispensaries that have been raided, but not listed. Please leave a comment and link to your source.)