Toronto is currently in a gray area in terms of its marijuana dispensary boom. Since Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, promising to legalize weed, entrepreneurs have been illegally opening up shop all over the city.
Although there's no guarantee that Trudeau's plan for legal marijuana will include storefront businesses, these operations are opening almost daily. While the shops specialize in selling weed for medical marijuana patients—more and more customers are coming through the doors of their local dispensary looking for marijuana edibles, which only a select number of federally regulated manufacturers are licensed to produce.
VICE host Damian Abraham heads to some of Toronto's illegal dispensaries to find out if a weed soda or a chronic cookie really be considered medicinal and how edible entrepreneurs are getting their product to dispensaries' shelves.