Saskatchewan

Regina police charge 6 people after raiding 4 illegal marijuana stores

Regina police have charged six people after seizing cannabis products from four unlicensed shops on Monday.

Owners and employees charged under Saskatchewan's Cannabis Control Act

Regina police say charges and fines were laid against owners and employees of four illegal marijuana retail stores in the city on Monday afternoon. (Trent Peppler/CBC)

Regina police have charged six people after raiding four unlicensed cannabis shops.

The raids happened around 4 p.m. CST on Monday, according to a police news release.

All of the suspects are charged with possessing illegal cannabis, while three of them have also been charged with possessing more than 30 grams and distributing illegal cannabis.

Police seized marijuana, oil, candies, edibles and creams, along with cash and documents "related to the sale of illicit cannabis," the release says.

The shops are located on:

  • 2400 block of Dewdney Avenue.
  • 2800 block of Saskatchewan Drive.
  • 1400 block of Scarth Street.
  • 1500 block of 11th Avenue.

Provinces regulate the use and selling of marijuana in Canada. In Saskatchewan, retail pot stores are privately owned and regulated by the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.

The province says only stores with SLGA permits are legally allowed to sell marijuana.