Regina Police Hand Out Warning Letters to City’s Pot Shops

Article by CBC News

Regina police hand out warning letters to city's pot shops Letters were delivered to dispensaries who did not cease operations after initial warning CBC News . The warning letters Regina Police Chief Evan Bray mentioned back in January were handed out to the city's remaining pot shops on Tuesday. (Micki Cowan/CBC)

The Regina Police Service handed out letters to the city’s marijuana dispensaries on Tuesday, reminding them to “kindly govern yourself accordingly.”

Last month, RPS police chief Evan Bray issued warnings to the city’s dispensaries notifying them charges could be laid now that the Saskatchewan government had outlined its marijuana regulations.

“The law has not yet changed. There exists no legal way to purchase cannabis from a storefront or dispensary,” Bray said in January.

“It’s illegal — and we don’t have the luxury to arbitrarily enforce what law we’re going to enforce and what law we’re not.”

The letter warned dispensaries about possible charges related to trafficking, production and importing or exporting marijuana.

Multiple shops had shut down to avoid a potential conviction hindering their chances at one of six permits which will be issued by the province to future dispensaries in Regina.

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