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Toronto Canada Is Resorting To Giant Cement Blocks To Keep Illegal Cannabis Stores From Reopening

About a dozen illegal dispensaries still operating in Toronto

There’s a new weapon in the city’s battle against illegal pot dispensaries: giant cement blocks. Two photos posted to Reddit show the blocks stacked up in front of alleged cannabis dispensaries, blocking entry. 

It’s the latest move to put a stop to illegal dispensaries that have been able to operate thanks in part to a legal loophole in the province’s Cannabis Control Act. That loophole has prevented authorities from barring access to, and removing people from, suspected dispensaries that were also being used as residences.  

“This has proven to be a bit more of a substantial tactic,” said Mark Sraga, the city’s director of investigation services for municipal licensing and standards. 


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