Med­i­cal mar­i­juana op­er­a­tion re-opened

Truro Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - BY CODY MCEACHERN

Af­ter the RCMP raided three lo­cal medic­i­nal mar­i­juana dis­pen­saries last week, one store has al­ready re-opened.

Mar­itime Medic­i­nal, one of the three Bi­ble Hill dis­pen­saries, re­opened its Main Street lo­ca­tion im­me­di­ately af­ter of­fi­cers cleared out Fri­day af­ter­noon.

“We were open right af­ter they left,” said Ash­ley Brown of Mar­itime Medic­i­nal. “There were some charges laid against an in­di­vid­ual who worked at the store, how­ever, we sup­port med­i­cal cannabis and we de­cided we would re­open to try and ac­com­mo­date our pa­tients. We have pa­tients that re­quire our ser­vices.”

He also strongly ex­pressed they “are open for med­i­cal pa­tients only.”

Mar­itime Medic­i­nal was one of the three stores in­volved in an RCMP raid car­ried out Fri­day af­ter­noon, which also in­cluded Re-Leaf Med­i­cal Dis­pen­sary and the Com­mu­nity Com­pas­sion Cen­tre on Pic­tou Road.

Al­though Mar­itime Medic­i­nal was able to open right away, the other two were not so for­tu­nate.

Af­ter hav­ing its in­ven­tory seized, the Com­mu­nity Com­pas­sion Cen­tre re­mains open, but is un­able to sell medic­i­nal mar­i­juana.

“It’s go­ing to be quite a long time,” said one of the cen­tre’s work­ers on when they will be re­open­ing as a dis­pen­sary.

“I didn’t know they would take all my in­ven­tory. It was all tested and fine, but they took ev­ery­thing. Now we are just open to sell clothes, and help mem­bers fig­ure out what to do now.”

Re-Leaf re­mains closed al­to­gether, and no one there coulle ne reached. Nova Sco­tia RCMP said fur­ther in­for­ma­tion would be avail­able this week.

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