A Hamilton man has been charged after police raided a Burlington business allegedly selling medical marijuana to people directly and also to those without a licence to possess it.
Members of the Halton Regional Police Services Burlington Street Crime Unit, in collaboration with City of Burlington bylaw enforcement, conducted an investigation into Budtanica Pain Relief Group operating out of 5125 Harvester Rd., Unit 1, east of Appleby Line.
Police and city officials allege the business was operating outside the city’s zoning bylaws, which requires premises used for the growing, producing, testing, destroying, storing or distribution of medical marijuana or cannabis be authorized and licensed by the federal health ministry under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
On Valentine’s Day (Tuesday), police executed a search warrant at the east-end business and seized six pounds of marijuana, approximately $27,000 worth of edible THC-based products and capsules, $2,800 in cash and other items allegedly related to drug trafficking.
The estimated value of the drugs seized is $67,000.