The proprietors of an east-end marijuana lounge have been arrested and charged with numerous offences, including possession of the proceeds of crime, after Toronto police raided the shop on Thursday evening.
Officers with the drug squad, 54 division and TAVIS (the Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy) executed the raid at Good Weeds at 940 Danforth Ave., according to Toronto police.
The lounge was raided based on a search warrant arising from a community complaint, police said.
"Anytime police receive a complaint it is investigated and this [raid] was the result of that," Const. Caroline de Kloet told CBC News on Friday afternoon.
She could not provide details about the nature of the complaint.
The lounge sells daily, weekly, monthly and annual memberships to users looking for a place to use vaporizers and other marijuana products.
The lounge's website boasts that it also sells dabs, high potency cannabis extracts, bong hits, vape bags and other marijuana products "and is one of only a few to do so in Canada, out in the open.
"Like buying drinks at a bar, patrons can purchase their products and consume them there, or bring their own," the website says.
During the raid, police seized "a large quantity of cannabis" in the form of marijuana, resin and edibles, de Kloet said.
Police charged the two accused with:
- possession of marijuana for the purpose.
- possession of cannabis resin for the purpose.
- possession of proceeds of crime.
One of the accused faces an additional charge: possession of marijuana.
Both were scheduled to appear at Old City Hall court on Friday.