Released police documents have revealed that raided Edmonton dispensary M.A.C.R.O.S. was reported to police by a member who had hoped to open his own dispensary in the city.
Documents posted to the M.A.C.R.O.S. Facebook page from police read that “an individual by the name of Gino Rodrigues had made a complaint to the Edmonton Police Service Chief’s office regarding a marihuana dispensary operating in Edmonton out of the address of 4121 118 Ave.”
“Rodrigues wished to open a dispensary of his own and was upset that he was not allowed as there was one already in Edmonton,” the report continued.
M.A.C.R.O.S. identified Rodrigues on their page as a known member of the compassion club.
M.A.C.R.O.S., the only dispensary in Edmonton before being shut down by authorities in July, revealed the name with the message “Now the members know what happened and why they can’t now access the medicine of their choice in a safe and private access.”
M.A.C.R.O.S. representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
In a later post from operator Aaron Bott, who, along with brother Colin, mother Janice Cyre and stepfather Bob Cyre, was charged with possession with the intent to traffic and production of a controlled substance said that the year has been stressful and thanked supporters for their help.
“My belief is to forgive my foes and haters and this is what I will do. I am a Cannabis Warrior no one can take that away,” Bott wrote. “I have been on the verge of tears telling sick people I will not be able to help them anymore.”
Bott wrote that he has been dissainted in the Alberta legal system as he continues through his court case.
“I took the risk and have the gratification knowing I helped people that had nowhere left to turn,” he wrote. “I hope to see many dispensaries open in Alberta in the next few months.”