Eleven days after opening, a marijuana dispensary in Curve Lake was closed down by the community’s police force.
Insp. Barry Petathegoose of the Anishinabek Police Service confirmed officers from its major crime investigative support unit and the Curve Lake detachment shut down the business at 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.
Owner Tammy Banks, 44, has been charged with trafficking cannabis marijuana, possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of possession of property obtained by crime.
Her son Joshua Banks, 26, faces charges of possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.
When the store opened in late February, Banks said she felt confident she was not violating any laws, even though legal marijuana sales are not scheduled to begin until July 1 this year.
“Technically, they (police) can and come and shut us down, but I’ve made sure the lines of communication were and are kept open,” she said at the time.