Montreal’s mayor is vowing the city will do whatever it can to stop a Canadian chain of recreational marijuana shops that plan to sell cannabis across the city starting today.
Cannabis Culture, which is co-owned by activists Jodie and Marc Emery, already has stores in British Columbia and Ontario.
They have now brought their shops to Montreal, despite current federal law not allowing for the sale of recreational marijuana in Canada.
The government is expected to table legislation legalizing cannabis in the spring.
Mayor Denis Coderre sent a tweet out Wednesday morning saying there would be “zero tolerance” shown to those who don’t respect current laws.
In a subsequent tweet, he said the city will use all the administrative tools at its disposal to stop the illegal stores.
A spokeswoman for the Montreal police force said there could be arrests.
“It’s still illegal to sell marijuana for any recreational purposes, and it’s our responsibility to enforce the law — so that’s what we’ll do,” Cmdr. Marie-Claude Dandenault said.
“If criminal acts are committed, we will take action.” [Read more at CBC News]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
OVER 30 senators from the Socialist, Ecologist and Republican group have called for the launch of a consultation process to introduce new laws to legalize cannabis in France. The co-signed letter from 31 senators, published in the Le Monde newspaper explores several options for the legalization of cannabis – and rejects the notion of decriminalization, saying…
In its first 70 days of being a legal market in New Jersey, recreational marijuana collected close to $80 million in total sales, according to the latest figures. Folks involved with ramping up the industry expect that number to grow as time goes on, and for consumers to experience more options and more affordable prices…
PRESS RELEASE Cilicon, a global provider of cannabis vape hardware, and Vape-Jet a U.S. -based infrastructure platform for cannabis oil-filling, announced today that they have formed an official partnership to provide an intelligent one-stop product solution for cannabis brands around the world. Based on a mutual understanding of the value of technology orientation for business growth…
As the gears of the state’s rule-making process grind slowly forward, frustration and impatience best describe the feelings of New Yorkers who rely on cannabis as medicine. While the Office of Cannabis Management continues to assess the latest round of public comments on proposed rules governing personal cultivation by medical patients, a trio of such patients recently offered their experiences…