Cannabis Culture pot shops raided across Canada, Marc and Jodie Emery arrested

 Toronto police raid a Cannabis Culture shop in Toronto on March 9, 2017, as stores are being raided across the country. CITYNEWS/Bryan Carey 

Police are raiding Cannabis Culture pot shops across the country, the day after Marc Emery and Jodie Emery were arrested at Toronto Pearson International Airport. 

Marc Emery, Canada’s Prince of Pot, owns the Cannabis Culture shops with his wife Jodie. 

Shops are being raided in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Montreal, and Ottawa. Toronto police said it’s part of an investigation dubbed Project Gator, which is targeting marijuana dispensaries. 

Just after 11:30 a.m., the Cannabis Culture at 461 Church St. posted a video of what they said was an ongoing raid at the store. ​​

Video posted by Cannabis Culture

Peel police confirmed a man and a woman were arrested at the airport on Wednesday night, but did not release their names. 

The pair were arrested around 7:30 p.m. at the departure area, police said. 

A lawyer for Marc Emery and Jodie Emery posted on Facebook that the pair will appear in court on Thursday. 

“Just spoke to Marc Emery. He and Jodie Emery have been arrested in Toronto and are both being held for a bail hearing tomorrow at Old City Hall,” Kirk Tousaw wrote. 

“It appears they were arrested at the airport and not as part of a raid.” 

Another lawyer, Jack Lloyd, did not say what charges the Emerys are facing. Toronto police, who arrested the Emerys, have also not said what the charges are. 

Earlier Wednesday, Marc Emery had posted on Facebook that he and Jodie were heading to Spannabis, a cannabis expo, in Barcelona. 

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