Police said they raided an unauthorized cannabis storefront on St. Margaret’s Bay Road and seized over $60,000 in cannabis products, some of which are allegedly targeted at children.
Nova Scotia RCMP said the raid at Timberleaf Alternative Medical Society was conducted on Monday at 9 a.m.
Police said that among other things, they seized very high-potency THC that is sold in the form of Lego blocks.
In an initial news release, police stated the Lego blocks contained a 500 mg dosage that is “strong enough to kill a child.”
But in an updated news release Wednesday afternoon, RCMP Cpl. Lisa Croteau said the initial release “included references and opinions that are outside of the scope of Nova Scotia RCMP.”
“We had to send an amendment just so people are aware that this is what should have been sent out in the first place.”
In the initial release, police said Timberleaf Alternative Medical Society has made almost $1 million and spent only $50,000 on expenses, without paying taxes, since Jan. 1.
“This was a ‘cash only’ business,” the initial release said. “A small number of people are making extreme profit and operating under the radar of Canada Revenue Service. Most of these profits leave Nova Scotia and don’t support our local economy.”
Police went on to say the dispensary used a promotional tactic that they are helping people with prescriptions, selling cannabis at a lower cost than government stores and offer better quality goods. Read more