Toronto Police raised several local dispensaries over the weekend under the provincial Cannabis Act.
According to police, on Saturday, October 20, members of the Organized Crime Enforcement – Toronto Drug Squad attended three locations to enforce the new act.
These locations include 66 Fort York Boulevard, 250 Church Street, and 19 Baldwin Street.
Police say 10 people were charged and released on Part III Provincial Offenses Act summons.
And then on Sunday, October 21, 2018, members of the Drug Squad attended three more locations including 282 Eglinton Avenue West, 1506 Eglinton Avenue West, and 1530 Queens Street West.
That day, three people were charged and released on Part III Provincial Offenses Act summons.
Investigators, working cooperatively with the City of Toronto’s Municipal Licensing and Standards, say they issued interim closure orders on all six locations.
The Toronto Police Service say that they will continue enforcement and would like to remind those operating illegal dispensaries that if they choose to stay open, they do so at their own risk.
While cannabis is legal in Canada, brick and mortar stores will not be issued licenses until April 2019.