Dispensary fire rages in Halifax

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Halifax Weed Dispensaries

Police are investigating a fire at a dispensary on Dutch Village Road in Halifax that damaged the building and burned marijuana being stored inside.

Fire crews were called to a business registered as Greenhouse Wellness before 7 a.m. By around 8 a.m., the fire was safely extinguished.

Roy Hollett, deputy chief with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, confirmed there was marijuana in the building and it could definitely be smelled outside as the fire burned.

He said the fire started behind the structure and moved inside. There were no injuries reported.

Police closed the 3400-block of Dutch Village Road between Rosedale Avenue and Joseph Howe Drive for over 60 minutes. It was reopened shortly before 9:00AM.

Dispensaries that sell cannabis have remained illegal in Nova Scotia despite the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17. The only place to buy recreational cannabis legally in the province is through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation.

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