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The last point came as a bit of a surprise, and a first for the Surrey RCMP, who tweeted the find, was “mOre as just a case of nibbles. “
Four men, all known to the police, were arrested after the search. They were later released pending further investigation, reports the RCMP.
Inspector Mike Hall, the Surrey RCMP proactive law enforcement officer, said in the statement that it is illegal for an unauthorized dealer to sell cannabis, but it is also illegal to buy products from an unauthorized dealer, “whether or not the Purchase is made store, online or in person. “
Hall further reminded parents “that cannabis can be consumed inconspicuously through a nondescript product like potato chips,” adding that unregulated products “may contain harmful additives.”
In BC, the rules state that a person must be at least 19 years old to buy, use, own, or grow non-medicinal cannabis. All legal non-medicinal cannabis products have an excise stamp that contains information from the provincial government.
“To protect your health, protect young people and prevent crime in your community, non-medicinal cannabis is only sold in government-run stores, licensed private retailers and the British Columbia government online store,” he added.
Under the federal law on cannabis, the illicit distribution or sale of cannabis can result in a prison sentence of up to 14 years. This also applies to the supply or sale of cannabis to anyone under the age of 18.
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Just last month, police in Delta, BC, shut down a drug lab that they reported was making cannabis edible. The investigation began after a parent reported finding the groceries for Halloween in a kid’s treat bag.
Across the Nova Scotia country, three people were arrested in Lower Sackville for running an unlicensed storefront.
On December 23, police conducted a search of the shop front, which continued despite having been warned to stop. A significant amount of cannabis, including food, liquid psilocybin, and cash, was seized.
Three adults face numerous distribution, sales and trading fees associated with cannabis, according to a statement from the RCMP.