John Torey & the level of the lack of Empathy is becoming very clear, people are paying attention. He has started a downward spiral which taxpayers will never recover from.
Dana Larson a Cannabis Activist posted on his Facebook page, what it is expected to cost $$$Toronto tax payers$$$ : Vancouver Police say it costs them about $30,000 to raid a dispensary and forward charges to the crown. So at that base rate, raiding 82 dispensaries in Toronto today cost around $2.5 million.
But these raids were all done at once, involving over 500 officers. So there's a great deal of overtime involved in bringing in all this extra manpower for simultaneous raids. So we're probably looking at well over $3 million spent on this one day raid-fest.
That's $3 million spent before anyone even goes to court. With more raids to come, and the likelihood that many places are going to re-open, we're looking at many tens of millions of taxpayer dollars being spent in this anti-dispensary campaign over the next few months. And for what?
Toronto had a choice, they still do. They can license and regulate dispensaries like most big cities in Canada, or they can spend millions fighting a losing battle against their own citizens.
Call it what ever you want... it's starting to appear as bad cash grab gone wrong by the Mayor and Toronto police.
When do they act on the OPINION of the mayor to the degree that they did?
Where there not more serious crimes to focus on?
You can't even blaming the individual police officers - this was obviously called from the 'HIGHER ups' and you have to wonder - what where they smoking?
It is beening seen by many for what it was, the biggest raid on Toronto since bath houses - WTF was that? TRY targeting that community today and watch what happens.
No one should be treated like a criminal for personal choices that harm no other.
Who is being hurt?
PLEASE do not forget ALL the truly legitimate patients who are now suffering!
What else I know... many people are starting to feel sick all over again - when does it stop Mr.Trudeau?
JUST so everyone is clear- I do not care what your personal choices are, what ever makes us happy and better people, I am all for it. Me, I pray about stuff... it helps me sort out what I want to draw about and I pray at the very least to get people thinking about this topic as it need to be addressed. What am I praying about today: Decriminalization.
It is the only way IMO we stop hurting each other over a plant.
Everyone will still have an opportunity to make money with a positive stance.
Imagine if that money went into educating people on ticks. Lyme disease.
Now there - they could actually be avoiding a major health hazard that can and will make many people very sick. I'm no 'educated politician' to figure that out.
Locally politicians no better... what a joke to read this weeks advocate and on one page you see Peter Van Loan & the mayor Margaret Quirk posing with the owner of a NEW bake Shop in Jacksons Point, Woo Hoo! I hope it's worth the drive!! Oh wait... look at the page beside- that was short lived, Baker closed because she had to jump through all sorts of hoops costing her $$$ - Thanks 'Politicians for that wonderful Photo op.' I can only image what she already invested into opening her dream small business, blood sweat & tears- any and every small business owner knows it.
Is there any wonder small business can't survive in this community?
Today the sun is shining... out to garden & pray there too, amongst the Birds, bees & trees and listen to that beautiful breeze.