NEW FEATURE: VOTE & EARN NEATOPOINTS!
Submit your own Neatorama post and vote for others' posts to earn NeatoPoints that you can redeem T-shirts, hoodies and more over at the NeatoShop!


8

In Toronto: Cement Blocks Used to Prevent “Pot” Shops from Reopening

We have heard that boulders were used in Oregon to prevent illegal campers.

We’re still on the use of heavy objects to prevent people from doing illegal activities, this time in Toronto with their issue on cannabis dispensaries.

Despite the efforts of authorities to rid their city of cannabis dispensaries through raids and barring the entrances by using steel doors, these pot shops have remained persistent. But there might be hope in this new method the city found out: using giant cement blocks.

It's the latest move to put a stop to illegal dispensaries that have been able to operate thanks in part to a legal loophole in the province's Cannabis Control Act.
That loophole has prevented authorities from barring access to, and removing people from, suspected dispensaries that were also being used as residences.  
"This has proven to be a bit more of a substantial tactic," said Mark Sraga, the city's director of investigation services for municipal licensing and standards. 

But for others, this may not be the best solution, and they are not fully convinced.

What are your thoughts?

(Image Credit: Kandoh/ Reddit)


Newest 3
Newest 3 Comments

No, they can't because the business is actually legal despite what the story says. If you read the linked article, they call the shop illegal but then say that a legal loophole allows them to operate. Sounds like it's not so illegal after all.Since the cops couldn't legally do anything, they dumped these blocks out front to try to stop their business. Now they post their prices out in the open and sell their weed out the back door from what I've read elsewhere. Pretty childish of the cops if you ask me.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Start New Comment Thread...

Commenting on Neatorama will earn you NeatoPoints!

Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

This reply comment will earn you 100 100 NeatoPoints !


 
Email This Post to a Friend
"In Toronto: Cement Blocks Used to Prevent “Pot” Shops from Reopening"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
 
Learn More