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Pot Club Charges Dropped Against Volunteers

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Eight members of a Toronto marijuana compassion club have had drug charges against them dropped.

But the club's owner still faces trafficking charges.

About a month ago the Queen Street East club was raided by police officers who seized thousands of grams of hashish and marijuana.

The club, called Cannabis As Living Medicine, sold medical marijuana to people suffering from chronic illnesses.

On Monday, charges against eight of the nine people arrested in the raid were dropped — all except Neev Tapiero.

Tapiero's lawyer thinks the Crown decided not to press ahead with most of the charges because "they really don't want to prosecute the staff, the volunteers, for that. They really want to narrow down the issues — and I agree with them, it is something that should be narrowed down," said Ron Marzel.

The only legal way for people to purchase medical marijuana is through Health Canada.

Compassion clubs have been asking for licences for years — but there has been no movement.

Marzel says he hopes this will be a precedent setting case when it comes to compassion clubs.

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