Article by Christine Wood, Coast Reporter
Sunshine Coast RCMP raided S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe on Saturday, Nov. 28, seizing over $100,000 worth of product and merchandise in an effort to shut down the medicinal marijuana candy producers, who were operating out of a residential home in the Selma Park area.
“Due to the seizures we made relating to their products and logistics, we believe the business was essentially forced to shut down after the execution of the warrant,” Const. Harrison Mohr told Coast Reporter this week.
“However, at this time, no orders have been issued preventing the business from restarting.”
Because they weren’t explicitly told to cease and desist, Doug and Michelle Sikora, owners of S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe, said they plan to continue making and offering medicinal marijuana products despite the raid.
“We will not give up helping people,” Michelle said.
The couple make medicinal marijuana edibles, teas and tinctures and have been offering them to customers through their home-based business and through an online website.
The company has both a federal and a provincial business licence to operate; however, Sunshine Coast RCMP said the business did not do its due diligence in screening customers.
“It was alleged the dispensary did not require buyers to have a medicinal marijuana licence or any medical documentation showing that they required cannabis for a medical purpose,” a press release from Sunshine Coast RCMP read.