Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery granted bail Friday
Police in Toronto are accusing Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries of being part of a large franchise operation involving alleged high-level drug traffickers.
Prominent marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery _ who co-own the Cannabis Culture brand _ were granted bail Friday after their arrest on Wednesday.
Marc Emery faces 15 charges, including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime, while Jodie Emery faces five similar counts.
Police seized $250,000 in cash in several currencies after searching seven Cannabis Culture stores and several homes.
Officers seized more than 65 kilograms of marijuana and 2.4 kilograms of cannabis extract and other drug paraphernalia.
Acting Insp. Steve Watts alleges the franchises can only be supplied by ``illegitimate sources'' often tied to organized crime given the amount of marijuana sold.