Nova Scotia

Marijuana activist Chris Enns arrested after Lake Echo traffic stop

RCMP allege Farm Assists owner had 2.7 kilograms of marijuana in his vehicle, plus shatter and hash oil

Chris Enns

Christopher Enns, owner of Farm Assist Cannabis Resource Centre, was due in court Thursday to answer the charges. (CBC)

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A Nova Scotian marijuana activist was pulled over for speeding Wednesday and then arrested on charges of possessing several kilograms of the plant.

RCMP say they stopped Christopher Enns on Highway 7 near Lake Echo at about 4 p.m.

"After speaking with the driver, the police officer arrested him and acquired grounds to search the vehicle," Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said in a media release Thursday.

She said police seized:

  • 2.7 kilograms of marijuana.
  • 148 grams of shatter (a marijuana derivative).
  • About 500 capsules of cannabidiol, or hash oil.

Enns faces two charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, one of possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000 and one of breach of conditions.

Enns was due in court Thursday to answer the charges. He owns Farm Assists, a cannabis dispensary in Halifax. His store has been raided at least three times since 2013.

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