CANADIAN CANNABIS

Canadian Cannabis: Candyland

VICE host and medical marijuana patient Damian Abraham tries to find out if a weed soda or a chronic cookie can really be considered medicine as more customers are coming through the doors of their local Toronto dispensary looking for edibles.

by VICE Staff
May 5 2016, 2:09pm

Toronto is in the middle of a grey market marijuana dispensary boom. Since Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, weed entrepreneurs have been illegally opening up shop all over the city.

Even though there's no guarantee that Trudeau's plan for legal marijuana will include storefront businesses, these operations are opening almost daily. These shops don't only sell regular weed—more and more customers are coming through the doors of their local dispensary looking for marijuana edibles. While these stores insist they're providing a medical need to cannabis patients, can a weed soda or a chronic cookie really be considered medicinal? VICE host and medical marijuana patient Damian Abraham does the tough job of trying to figure that out.