Toronto Police Passed Bulk Barn Items as Pot Edibles at Press Conference
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Toronto Police Passed Bulk Barn Items as Pot Edibles at Press Conference

The Toronto police held a press conference today to show the spoils of their raids on 43 dispensaries yesterday. When a drug cartel gets busted, the police responsible like to do the same, and usually high-powered weaponry and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of illegal drugs are sprawled across a table.

But when the targets of raids are local pot dispensaries with names like “Weed the North,” the police display looks a bit more like a bake sale.

Except in this case, the goodies were actually purchased at Bulk Barn.

That picture of phony edibles represents only a fraction of what police claim they seized from dispensaries yesterday. After a trip to the Bulk Barn closest to police headquarters, Torontoist is able to confirm that some of the items on display are, in fact, Bulk Barn products.

The goods.

The goods.

The street value of the non-psychoactive Bulk Barn goodies on display is $6.77, including tax. Quite an impressive haul! With that sum you can buy half a gram of weed!

However, there are some inconsistencies in the police’s claim. The Bulk Barn at College and Yonge doesn’t sell bagged chocolate chip cookies, or the other chocolate baked goods seen at the press conference.

We checked with another Bulk Barn in Toronto, and still no cookies, or weird amorphous brownie things. Is this all a conspiracy? Did the Toronto Police just go to another store? Is this whole thing indicative of how silly the pot crackdown and Project Claudia have been, and how police show-and-tell tables at press conferences are a sham in general?

We just can’t know.