Police raid Montreal cannabis clubs

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Police have done the Mob and street gangs a favour by cracking down on cannabis clubs, say pot decriminalization advocates.
They warn that people will now be forced to buy their stuff from criminal networks instead of tax-paying businesses.
Police arrested 35 people in raids Thursday on five cannabis clubs - four in Montreal and one in Quebec City - and seized nearly 60 kilograms of marijuana.
Senator Pierre Claude Nolin says users of medicinal marijuana are now forced to find it elsewhere, and the vast majority will wind up getting it from criminal gangs.
"It's the most disastrous consequence of the whole operation," Nolin said in an interview.
"The vast majority will have to look at the black market . . . and the substance on the black market is not exactly the quality substance that are received in the clubs.
"In the clubs, they are trying to have access to organic cannabis, which is not the case with the black market."

Geographic location: Montreal, Quebec City

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  • Spanner
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    I place the Prohibitionist in the same category as a white supremacist or an anti-Semite. I'm sure they don't. It's just that their views are without defense and their actions deadly and dangerous.

  • Spanner
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    I place the Prohibitionist in the same category as a white supremacist or an anti-Semite. I'm sure they don't. It's just that their views are without defense and their actions deadly and dangerous.