Marijuana Lounge Farm Assists To Partially Reopen After Raid

CANADA:  The owner of Halifax’s first medical marijuana lounge says he plans to reopen part of his store on Tuesday morning despite being shut down in a police raid and charged with trafficking marijuana.

Christopher Enns — who owns Farm Assists — and his fiancée Sherri Reeve were charged with drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, breach of an undertaking, proceeds of crime and production of a controlled substance after the lounge was raided on Friday.

A 40-year-old Timberlea man — an employee of Farm Assists — was also charged.

Enns was released from custody on Monday afternoon under conditions limiting him to the terms of his Health Canada medical marijuana licence — meaning he cannot produce, possess or use marijuana under any other circumstances except as his licence allows.


Halifax Medical Marijuana Lounge Opening This Weekend

CANADA:  Halifax’s first marijuana lounge is officially opening on Gottingen Street this weekend amid questions of its legality.

The lounge is called Farm Assists and while it welcomes medical marijuana users, smoking is not allowed.

Users can use a vaporizer, which doesn’t create smoke. The people must be licensed to use medical marijuana.

The front of the store is filled with display cases featuring bongs and marijuana accessories. A lounge area is just beyond that.