Article by CTV News
Police swooped in on an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in Victoria on Wednesday.
Officers and members of the province’s Community Safety Unit seized an unknown quantity of marijuana from the 16:20 store located at 1620 Blanshard St.
The seizure was made under the province’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.
A spokesperson for B.C.’s Public Safety and Solicitor General said that they were unable to speak on specific CSU cases, but that hundreds of CSU visits have been conducted since cannabis was legalized in Canada.
“To date, CSU officers have visited over 260 unlicensed retailers for the purposes of education and to raise awareness about cannabis laws, and the penalties and consequences for violating federal and provincial regulatory regimes,” said the spokesperson in a statement.
“The CSU has undertaken enforcement action against unlicensed retailers in several communities across B.C.,” reads the statement. “In all cases, significant amounts of cannabis in a variety of forms (dried, edibles, concentrates, extracts, oils, etc.) have been seized.”