6 arrested after early morning Canna Clinic raids in Toronto and Vancouver
Toronto police executed 12 warrants at storefronts and private residences
Early morning raids at several Canna Clinic locations in Toronto and Vancouver have resulted in six arrests, police say.
Officers served warrants for 15 locations, 12 of which were in Toronto. Seven of the Toronto raids took place in storefronts, with the other five happening at private residences, said Mark Pugash, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service.
"The law still makes what these people are doing illegal," Pugash said. "We've been absolutely clear that as long as the law says selling cannabis without federal government authority remains a crime, we will continue to enforce the law."
He added that Toronto police have executed warrants at these same locations before.
"We will continue to enforce the law — if we charge people with repeated offences, that's an issue for the courts to deal with."
Last June, police charged 23 people after raiding three Canna Clinics and one Cannabis Culture location in Toronto. At the time, they said the marijuana and other illegal substances they seized were worth more than $289,000.