Article by CBC News
Halifax RCMP raided an illegal cannabis business in Timberlea, N.S., and seized $60,000 worth of pot and other cannabis-related products — some of which may appeal to children.
In a news released police said, among other things, they seized very high potency THC in the shape of Lego blocks from the business, Timberleaf Alternative Medical Society. The 500 mg dosage in those products are strong enough to kill a child, say RCMP.
Dr. Margaret Thompson, an emergency physician and medical director of the Manitoba, Ontario and Nunavut Poison Centres, has told CBC while she doesn’t know of a case where a child has died as a result of cannabis consumption, symptoms such as seizures can happen in young children who have ingested cannabis products.
“The dose makes the difference,” Thompson, who is also a toxicologist, told CBC in a February interview. “Depending on how much cannabis is in a particular edible, you might expect no symptoms all the way up to seizures.”
Two men have been charged under the Cannabis Control Act and police say they expect to charge others.
Since Jan. 1, RCMP say the cash-only business made almost $1 million but spent just $50,000 without paying any tax.