Give it up ye pathetic wankers! All you prosecutors and politicians behind this are a disgrace to Canada. (The coppers had no choice but to enforce these laws). What part of Canadians want marijuana legalized don’t you troglodytes understand? All you are doing is inflicting unnecessary pain and wasting moneys that could be better used. Pathetic wankers.
This case is important as it sets a precedent. And what did the judiciary do ye pathetic wankers (Crown and politicians behind this)? It ignored your feeble argument and gave an absolute discharge, which in law is the equivalent of fuck you Crown.
“The rule of law protects us from chaos and anarchy. I have yet to hear about any anarchy created by medicinal dispensaries,” he said.”
by Liz Monteiro
KITCHENER — A provincial court judge granted an absolute discharge to a young Kitchener couple who were running an illegal marijuana dispensary in Waterloo.
Justice Colin Westman said Nour and Shady Louka committed “an offence of compassion” when they operated a medical marijuana dispensary in uptown Waterloo and sold pot to adults with medical marijuana licences.
Westman described the couple as “activists in favour of their fellow human beings” and running a marijuana dispensary was “essentially civil disobedience.”
Westman agreed the couple broke the law and a finding of guilt was issued, but the pair will not have a criminal record.
“You are not going to be compromised in my court, not for circumstances like this,” Westman said in his judgment Friday.
Nour Louka, 30, owned and operated the Waterloo Dispensary, which sold marijuana out of a second-floor business on King Street. Her husband, Shady Louka, 32, was a part-time, temporary employee.
The Loukas opened their dispensary in April 2015 and four months later they were busted by Waterloo Regional Police. Both pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.
Shady Louka also pleaded guilty to careless storage of a 9 mm Glock handgun in their home. That charge will be dealt with at a later date.
Shady Louka was arrested with more than $10,000 cash in the trunk of his car. Another $4,400 in Canadian money and $1,829 in U.S. cash was found at their house, plus a money counter.
The Crown was seeking convictions and $10,000 fines.
“They were helping other people,” he said after the judgment. “The community wasn’t harmed here.”
Safa said it was the first time an absolute discharge had been issued in a case like this in the region and could be precedent-setting for other jurisdictions.
Court heard the couple started the business after a serious car crash in 2015. Both suffered from chronic pain because of their injuries. Shady has been unable to work.
Westman described the couple as intelligent, happily married and not needing rehabilitation because of the offense.
Westman said the pair started the business for others who were suffering in pain like them but couldn’t access marijuana.
“They are proud Canadians who did not want to be associated with criminality,” Westman said.