Another Dispensary Raided in Toronto

In the latest raid against the city’s growing number of cannabis dispensaries, Toronto Police have announced they’ve executed a search warrant at Green Buddha Medicinals (792 College Street).

Police made one arrest on the evening of Sept. 19, and 28-year-old Sara Cummins of Toronto is now charged with trafficking a schedule II substance, four counts of possession of a schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking and the possession of a proceeds of crime.

Cummins is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24.

Earlier this year, Toronto mayor John Tory urged city officials to use all resources at their disposal to ensure current rules around dispensaries are carried out while the city looks at licensing options.

“I would ask that you employ, in conjunction with the Toronto Police Service, whatever enforcement mechanism are currently available to you to address the health and safety concerns of neighbours and businesses in the communities where these marijuana dispensaries are currently operating unlawfully,” Tory wrote in a May letter. 

Since then, dozens of dispensaries have seen raids against them, some multiple times. Police have regularly carried out action against local dispensaries, with raids now a weekly or daily occurrence in Toronto.