Cannabis Café Looking To Sell Pot

Cannabis Café Looking To Sell Pot
Posted by CN Staff on September 02, 2003 at 08:16:53 PT
By CBC News Online Staff
Source: CBC
Saint John  — The Cannabis Café in Saint John may be the first outlet in Canada to sell pot over the counter.According to an article in the September issue of Rolling Stone magazine, café owner Jim Wood says he plans on selling marijuana to anyone with a doctor's note. Police say that's just a pipe dream. The article asks the question: "Will Canada become the most stoned country on Earth?" and looks to Saint John for answers.
Jim Wood tells the magazine he plans to take the final, most controversial step for Canada's marijuana movement – selling pot over the counter.According to Rolling Stone, Wood says he believes he has the right to sell the drug, thanks to a loophole in Canada's medical-marijuana laws.Sergeant Kim Philips, head of street crime unit for the Saint John police department, says Wood should do some more reseach."Mr. Wood, or any other citizen of Canada, would and should be held in contradiction of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, if in fact they were to sell marijuana to anyone. There's no provisions there that I'm aware of that permits that to take place. If Mr. Wood or any other citizen of Saint John were to be selling or trafficking in marijuana, we would be laying the appropriate charges."Wood is quoted as saying that buyers will need a note from a real doctor, but it can be for any medical condition. "Dandruff would work," Wood tells Rolling Stone, "if you felt that eating or smoking pot – or maybe even rubbing it in your hair would help, you're more than free to do it as far as I'm concerned."Wood declines to comment on the article. He says he will be making an announcement about his plans sometime this week.Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Published: September 2, 2003Copyright: 2003 CBCContact: letters Website: Articles & Web Site:Cannabis News Canadian Links't Look for Pot Cafes Any Time Soon Café Opening Lets Customers Smoke Pot
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