Article by Jeremy Keefe, Global News
Just over a month after recreational cannabis was legalized and the NSLC became the sole legal distributor in the province, illegal dispensaries remain in operation despite repeated warnings from police.
Halifax Regional Police say they hand-delivered letters to dispensary owners advising them of the hefty fines they could receive for the sale and distribution of cannabis.
Those fines can go as high as $10,000 for sales and $25,000 for operating a store.
“We took initiatives to make public awareness before that,” HRP’s public information officer John McLeod explained. “What the changes would be and to let people know what was coming.”