"Smoke-in" planned for police HQ, Winnipeg

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A “smoke-in” in support of Winnipeg’s only medical marijuana dispensary is planned to take place just outside Winnipeg police headquarters Monday morning.

The peaceful protest at the Public Safety Building on Princess Street follows two visits Glenn Price said police made to his store, Your Medical Marijuana Headquarters, on Tuesday and Thursday of last week. The store owner says police are trying to force him to stop selling the medical weed because he has not been approved by Health Canada.

“I expect 10 to 40 people there, patients who need (medical marijuana) sitting around asserting their rights,” Steven Stairs, a Canadian cannabis advocate, said Sunday. “It’s going to be a peaceful demonstration to say what they’re doing is wrong. He’s being bullied into shutting down and I won’t stand for it ... This will close down patients’ chance to get medicinal marijuana and negatively affect their lives.”

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