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Protesters smoke up in Winnipeg in favour of medical marijuana store

07/20/2015 08:40 EDT | Updated 07/20/2016 05:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - Protesters held signs reading "I am not a criminal" outside Winnipeg police headquarters for a demonstration in support of medical marijuana.

A store selling medical pot on Main Street was ordered closed by police last week, just two weeks after it opened.

Owner Glenn Price called Monday's demonstration a "peaceful smoke-in."

He says he only provides the product to people with appropriate medical documentation and says he’s helped hundreds of people since opening on July 1.

However, police say Price isn't a licensed producer so it's illegal for him to sell medical marijuana.

Price insists what he's doing is legitimate, saying he provides a safe place for people to smoke medicine "instead of on the street."

Police called the demonstration peaceful and did not take any action against the people who attended.

(CJOB, CTV Winnipeg)

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