'Heartbreaking': Toronto pot dispensaries feeling the stress after police raids

More than a week after Toronto police raided dozens of local pot dispensaries, the ones still open are feeling the stress.

“Most [staff] are just trying to make a living, not making big bucks like the owners,” said a manager at the Green Room dispensary in Davisville who identified himself as Green Eyez.

“We shouldn’t have to worry about being charged with a serious crime.”

As part of the Project Claudia raids May 26, police laid criminal charges against 90 dispensary owners and employees, while confiscating 270 kilograms of pot and $160,000 in cash.

Police Chief Mark Saunders has said the raids were about public safety and health concerns, not an attack on the pot distribution industry.

In the wake of the raids, many dispensaries in Toronto have closed, but some remain open in an act of protest.

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