Katie Daubs, The Star [Toronto]
Trafficking charges against eight volunteer staff members of a Queen St. compassion club were stayed this morning.
CALM, which was raided on March 31st, sells medical marijuana to patients suffering from chronic diseases, including HIV.
Club owner Neev Tapiero still faces trafficking charges.
“This is a big win for the cause,” said lawyer Ron Marzel. “It’s also the right thing to do. If the government takes issue with a compassion club they should have that fight with Neev.”
Tapiero said he feels confident about the case and sees the stayed charges as a sign that the crown’s case is weak.