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RCMP charge two adults under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act

Yesterday morning, as a result of a multiple-month investigation and pursuant to a search warrant, Halifax District RCMP conducted a search of a cannabis storefront​ on Sackville Dr., seized various forms of cannabis and laid charges against two adults.

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A large quantity of cannabis, cannabis oils, product, and edible forms of cannabis, including, cookies, rice crisps, hot chocolate, gummies, and peanut butter balls were seized.

Cannabis Edibles

(Photo via RCMP)

A man and a woman, both from Halifax, are facing charges under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act for operating an illegal cannabis storefront.​

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Under the Act, it is illegal to sell cannabis, operate an establishment that sells cannabis or purchase cannabis other than from an authorized cannabis seller.​

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The fine for these offences ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition, property owners who lease property to those operating illegal storefronts risk facing the same fines for assisting in the offences.​

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The owner of the building was given formal notice to end the lease agreement with the operator.

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The two adults charged are scheduled to appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court, June 21 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation continues.

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Source : Media Release

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