19 people charged after raids at MMJ Canada cannabis shops
Police say they seized shatter, cannabis oil and CBD balm for pets
Nineteen people from Hamilton are facing cannabis-related charges after raids at three MMJ Canada locations across the city.
Hamilton police and officers with the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team executed search warrants at the storefronts on Stone Church Road and George and Ottawa Streets Wednesday and say they seized the following:
- Processed cannabis.
- Cannabis oils.
- THC/CBD infused products.
- Cannabis shake.
- Concentrates and non-concentrates of solids and non-solids containing cannabis.
- Vape pens.
- Cannabis creams.
- CBD balm for pets.
- Baths balms and lip balms.
Those taken into custody face Criminal Code and Cannabis Act charges including possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling and proceeds of a crime under $5,000.
In a media release, the OPP says the raids are part of an enforcement strategy meant to "dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as store fronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets."