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Ottawa medical marijuana dispensary plans to stay open despite raids


An owner of one of the Ottawa medical marijuana dispensaries not targeted in a police operation last week is vowing to stay open, even if he has to take legal action to make that happen.

Don Briere, owner of Weeds Glass and Gifts in Ottawa, as well as multiple similar stores in British Columbia, said he is not planning to close after Ottawa police raided other marijuana dispensaries last Friday.

“What we’re doing is we are going to stay the course. We’re going to stay open,” he said.

Ottawa police executed search warrants at seven dispensaries and arrested nine people on Friday. In a news release, they also said they would continue to investigate complaints about dispensaries as they came forward.

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December 6, 2016
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