Cannabis stores have become the new Starbucks, and you can find one in just about every Toronto neighbourhood now. In fact, you can probably find more than just one.
But not all dispensaries are legit: a black market still caters to a large share of cannabis consumers unsatisfied with the high prices and potency limitations imposed on government-approved pot products.
One such dispensary in Toronto was recently shuttered by cops as many were out looking to resupply for the weekend, the Toronto Police Service executing a Cannabis Act search warrant this past Friday.
Officers from the Central North District Major Crime Unit raided the store near Alness Street and Finch Avenue West in the York University Heights area at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Cops seized an impressive haul of unlicensed edibles, stating that they “were packaged and labelled to replicate mainstream candy products for public consumption.”
And the spread looks more like a reaction to potheads’ munchies than the actual cause.
Clever spins on branding with names like “Cheetos Puffs,” “Cannaburst,” “Stoner Patch Kids,” and “Rope-a-Dope,” along with the odd pot leaf here and there