Police to Close Winnipeg Dispensary

Police to Close Winnipeg Dispensary

Winnipeg police have told Glenn Price, owner of Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters, a medical cannabis dispensary in Winnipeg, to shut down.

The reason? Pamela McColl. “We said shut them down – it’s illegal,” said the anti-cannabis advocate. “They actually did something… They went to the dispensary and confronted the owner and told him to stop selling cannabis.” McColl is 57 and lives in Vancouver has never been to the dispensary in question.

Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters’ owner Glenn Price said he’s been open and above board with the authorities. “I’m trying to be civil and polite about this,” said Price. He said Mayor Brian Bowman responded to an email he sent him regarding wanting to meet to discuss the role of Price’s dispensary in the city. Now Price is hoping Bowman will be able to meet with him.

While Price doesn’t have a license to sell medical cannabis, his shop is connected to a doctor who writes prescriptions, has equipment to test the potency of the cannabis and issues photo ID cards for every customer. Every customer is over the age of 24 and most are 45 years of age and older, said Price, despite McColl’s claim that the “pot lobby” is targeting children.

“I’m helping patients where the federal government has failed us,” he said. “That’s the reason I started this whole thing.”

Price said he’s invested about $30,000 into his business and cannot afford a lawyer. Medical cannabis users, supporters and activists are holding a peaceful rally at his shop on Tuesday July 21.

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