Canadian prime minister seeks crackdown on illegal dispensaries
Though the Canadian government is on track to legalize recreational cannabis in 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s frustrated with illegal medicinal marijuana storefronts and wants police to enforce the law.
Trudeau wants to put an end to dispensaries that say they are federally licensed but are not among the nation’s licensed producers, the Toronto Star reported Saturday. Many of these illegal storefronts have sprouted up in Canada, particularly in Toronto.
Medical cannabis currently is legal in Canada with a doctor’s prescription. But patients may obtain marijuana only by registered mail from the country’s 36 producers or by cultivating