Hamilton Police Still ‘Dedicated’ to Busting Pot Dispensaries, Even as Laws Set for Change

Article by CBC News

Hamilton police say they’ll remain ‘dedicated”  to enforcing current pot laws and crack down on sales and trafficking from marijuana dispensaries, even as the federal government commits to changing regulations.

The latest messaging regarding pot legalization in the city comes after police seized $20,000 in marijuana and marijuana derivatives from Royal Farmacy at 1395 Main Street East, near Kenilworth Avenue.

A 45-year old Hamilton man, believed to be the owner of the business, was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking both marijuana and THC, and for proceeds under $5,000.

The products included ciders, crackers, peanut butter cups and brownies, as well as cannabinoid oil capsules, syringes and shatter.

“The Federal Government has committed to making changes to the laws and regulations in relation to marihuana;” a police news release read. “However, until such changes are proclaimed law, the present provision of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in relation to the possession and sale of marihuana remain in force.”

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