Medical cannabis users cite human rights as they decry Halifax dispensary raids

Police have been ramping up their raids on cannabis dispensaries in Halifax in recent weeks. But as Elizabeth McSheffrey reports, the crackdown has some medical cannabis users worried about access.

Medical cannabis users in Nova Scotia are decrying a recent crackdown on illicit cannabis dispensaries in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

They protested outside the Halifax provincial court on Friday, where a well-known community cannabis activist was released on surety for $3,000 with limited conditions.

Chris Enns, owner of the Farm Assists Medical Cannabis Resources Centre, faces four illegal cannabis possession-related charges, after the shop’s Gottingen Street location was raided and about 45 pounds of the substance were seized.

His supporters and clients say under-the-table dispensaries are often the only way to access affordable, curated medical cannabis products in Nova Scotia – access that is a human right.


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