Medical Dispensaries in Canada are Crossing Legal Boundaries By Selling Recreational Weed – News

At the surface, Canada’s cannabis movement seems to be going along quite swimmingly, with a robust medical program already in place, and Trudeau’s government preparing to implement a nationwide recreational marijuana system by July 2018. However, a deeper look at the state of the country’s marijuana industry shows some prohibition-era issues that are still impacting the community.

Retail cannabis is not yet legal in Canada, but a number of medical dispensaries are opting to sell product without requiring a doctor’s prescription. Illegal marijuana storefronts have endured the wrath of police raids in cities like Toronto and Montreal, but that hasn’t stopped opportunists from trying to profit in the sizable grey area that exists between legalization and regulation.

The Toronto Sun recently conducted some first-hand investigative journalism on the matter, with reporter Sue-Ann Levy going “undercover” to multiple medical cannabis clinics to see how easily she could score weed without a doctor’s approval. According to the article, four out of the five Toronto shops she visited asked for photo ID, but not a valid prescription.

Instead, Levy was asked to fill…

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