Toronto is cracking down on illegal cannabis shops
Despite the recent opening of two Toronto cannabis stores, illegal shops continue to operate in the city.
This may be in part due to the fact that the province has only allowed five shops to open in the city, and they're all located within a fifteen-minute transit ride of each other.
However, the shops that persist illegally are still exactly that—illegal. So, police are beginning and continuing harsh crackdowns on the ones that continue to operate.
According to Mark Sraga, director of investigation services for municipal licensing and standards, 20 illegal pot shops are still in business around Toronto.
He told CBC News that the city will begin a zero-tolerance policy. Under the policy and the Cannabis Control Act, city officers in Sraga's department will basically act as police, shutting down the shops as soon as possible.
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