Saskatoon marijuana dispensary re-opens amid owner's legal battle

SASKATOON – Computer equipment, doughnuts and cash are among the donations going to an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary in Saskatoon after it was raided last week, according to its owner. The Saskatchewan Compassion Club re-opened its doors Monday morning after being shut-down by police last Thursday.

Mark Hauk, the dispensary’s owner, said a number of people have donated items to him after police seized his operational equipment.

“We needed some computer equipment,” said Hauk, who opened the club roughly two months ago and was arrested in the raid.

“It’s all been taken from us, so we’ve had a handful of computers come through the door,” he added.

Hauk and three others face various drug trafficking charges following the crack-down. They were released from jail Friday on a number of conditions. Hauk said he feels responsible for his colleagues being caught up in the entire situation.

“They’re some pretty amazing people that...

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