RCMP is sustaining the cultivation on the former faculty in NB and violating the authorized restrict for hashish crops

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Mounties say in the defense statement that plants exceeding the registered numbers were found during the raid.

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The RCMP is reportedly sticking to its 2019 decision to confiscate cannabis plants during a weed stalk raid on a former school in Coles Island, NB, as the CBC said they exceeded their cultivation limits.

Jeremy Barton was arrested but never charged after the RCMP seized and destroyed some cannabis plants grown at the former Coles Island School. Barton was never compensated for the lost plants.

Jeremy Barton, Collin Barton, Nicolas Baxter and David DeWolfe then filed a lawsuit demanding compensation for the destroyed plants, legal costs and damage to reputation and reputation, CBC reports. The allegations have not been proven in court.

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Named defendants in the lawsuit include the RCMP, RCMP Police Officer Peter Marshall, NB Power – whose request that an RCMP officer be assigned to escort a utility worker when power was cut to the Grow-Op, and the RCMP investigation and the subsequent raid – and NB Power employee Trevor Smith.

In its statement of defense filed this week with the Court of Queen’s Bench, the RCMP reportedly found that it seized and destroyed some plants because the grower was unauthorized.

In their claim, the four men allege that NB Power employees accessed the power meter on the property in the building for several months, according to Yahoo. Noting that Jeremy Barton lived in the building, the lawsuit alleges that the utility would provide a meter reading notification prior to entering the property, but it was allegedly violated in January 2019.

The RCMP statement notes that Jeremy Barton had denied access to the electricity meter to a utility worker and had been “verbally abused” on previous occasions.

When the officer and NB Power staff arrived on site, the RCMP claimed Barton got angry and locked the door every time he left the building. But every time the door was opened there was a distinct smell of cannabis, according to the CBC, the defense statement said.

A review at Health Canada found that the property had four medicinal cannabis licenses associated with it: Jeremy Barton was registered to produce up to 35 cannabis plants indoors, Collin Barton could produce up to 49 indoors, Nicolas Baxter could produce up to 10 produce outdoors and David DeWolfe could produce up to 19 outdoors. The maximum for inside and outside was 113.

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Upon a report from a city park employee who saw an estimated 150 to 200 plants on the property, Marshall responded personally and saw that he had an estimated at least 50 plants outdoors. The CBC cites the defense statement as a clue.

An RCMP search in September 2019 found 119 marijuana plants growing indoors and 26 outdoors. Sixty-one weed plants and 65 mushrooms were confiscated and not returned, the statement said.

The RCMP reports that none of the men requested the return of the plants within 60 days of the seizure. But even if it had, “there is no power to indemnify a person for illegal substances,” the defense statement said.

The RCMP recommends that the court reject any damage related to the incident, arguing that doing so would violate the principle of non-compensation for wrongdoing, including “using personal production records as cover for production by an individual, in particular.” [Jeremy] Barton, ”said the CBC.

A person or their agent can only manufacture medical cannabis for an individual under the Regulations on Access to Cannabis for Medical Use after obtaining a Certificate of Registration from Health Canada. The number of plants that can be grown and the amount of dried cannabis that can be stored is limited as per regulations, taking into account the daily amount approved by a doctor and the average yield.

Current cannabis rules, including medical rules, are increasingly being questioned about the ease with which they can be tampered with. Following the recent seizures by Ontario Provincial Police, the service reported that a total of “195 arrests were made when several criminal companies exploiting Health Canada’s medical, personal and designated cannabis production regime were abolished”.

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