Police raid Halifax medicinal marijuana lounge
Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 7:11PM AST
Two people were taken into custody after police raided a medicinal marijuana lounge in central Halifax.
It happened at the Farm Assists on Gottingen Street Thursday after what police say was a public complaint.
"The police came in, they said this is a raid,” said customer Josh Watts. “They made everybody put their hands together, they took everybody’s medicine. Took our licenses, made sure we were valid medical marijuana users and then took our medicine anyway."
Farm Assists opened in July and has been raided once before.
The storeowner has a license to grow, use and supply medicinal marijuana, but it's against the law to sell through a storefront.
Customers say Farm Assists is a gathering place for medicinal pot users, not criminals.
"To say something like this is desperately needed for us to be ran right, and proper and legal. It's time. It's 2015,” said customer Pam Chesal.
No charges have been laid at this point.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Sarah Ritchie.