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Police raid more Toronto marijuana dispensaries a month after major crackdown

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Toronto’s police chief says officers have raided several marijuana dispensaries in the city.

Mark Saunders says he believes search warrants were executed at four dispensaries on Thursday and police would be releasing more information on Friday.

READ MORE: Toronto police raid marijuana dispensaries across the city

The raids come a month after police, accompanied by city municipal licensing and standards officials, carried out search warrants at 43 locations and arrested 90 people, including shop owners and employees.

A coalition of marijuana dispensaries have said the raids on the pot shops in May were a “major mistake” and have called for charges to be dropped against those arrested.

READ MORE: 90 arrests, 257 charges laid in Toronto marijuana dispensary raids

Saunders says the dispensaries are operating illegally and police will continue to conduct such raids until they stop selling marijuana.

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The Toronto Dispensaries Coalition has said the majority of the shops offer high-quality medical cannabis products to those who need them, but Saunders says its not about medical marijuana, it’s about making money “unlawfully.”

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