Manitoba

Winnipeg medical marijuana shop reopens, 1 week after arrests

A Winnipeg shop known as the city's only medical marijuana dispensary is open for business again, even though its owner faces drug-related charges.

Glenn Price says his store is now offering information about medical marijuana only

Winnipeg medical marijuana shop reopens, 1 week after arrests

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A Winnipeg shop known as the city's only medical marijuana dispensary is open for business again, even though its owner faces drug-related charges. 1:03

A Winnipeg shop known as the city's only medical marijuana dispensary is open for business again, even though its owner faces drug-related charges.

Glenn Price reopened Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters on Main Street on Tuesday morning, one week after he, his wife and a patient using the dispensary were arrested.

He has been charged with drug trafficking, possessing a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possessing the proceeds of property obtained by crime and possessing a scheduled substance.

Glenn Price sits outside Your Medical Cannabis Headquarters on Main Street on Tuesday afternoon. (Tim Fontaine/CBC)
As Price opened the store again, he said the only thing he's offering at this point is information about medical marijuana.

"I'm not going away. I'm not doing nothing wrong now," he said.

"I don't believe I was doing anything wrong in the beginning, except for helping patients get free, easy access to medicine where the federal government has failed us all."

Police allege that Price was operating an "illegal drug trafficking business which was held out to be a medical marijuana dispensary."

On Tuesday, people came to the shop to offer support and sign a petition. Price wants to force the City of Winnipeg to give him a hearing so he can legally dispense medical marijuana.

Price plans to fight the charges in court. He said he hopes supporters will come to his first court hearing on Aug. 20.

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