Premier Kathleen Wynne named former president and CEO of TD Bank Group, Ed Clark, as the new chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Thursday as the agency prepares to oversee the sales of marijuana in the province.
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Toronto marijuana advocates are working with police to find common ground in efforts to make Toronto pot dispensary employees more confident in dialing 911 if robbed.
Michael McLellan, a spokesperson for the Toronto Dispensary Coalition, said that raids by the police paint dispensaries as “easy targets for robberies” as owners and operators are often hesitant to call police out of fear of being raided by the feds.
McLellan said in a news release that a more affective approach would be for the police to “work collaboratively” with the city’s dispensaries.
An employee of Toronto’s Queens of Cannabis medical marijuana dispensary, also blames these “violent” police raids for the string of robberies carried out over the last seven months.
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