Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.B. Police Raid Marijuana Dispensaries, Saying Law Hasn't Changed Yet

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

N.B. Police Raid Marijuana Dispensaries, Saying Law Hasn't Changed Yet

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N.B. police raid marijuana dispensaries

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Police cannot "hypothesize" what the Trudeau Liberals will do with their marijuana legislation, or when they will do it, a New Brunswick police chief said Tuesday as his force raided multiple dispensaries.

Six stores were raided by officers from the Saint John city police and nearby forces, echoing earlier raids in Halifax, Toronto, Montreal and elsewhere.

"The execution of today's search warrants at the unlicensed Saint John medical marijuana dispensaries should not come as a surprise to anybody," Chief John Bates said in a statement.

He said the force has clearly stated the dispensaries were operating illegally.

"We are wholly aware that the federal government is undertaking work and conversations are taking place that will undoubtedly change the landscape in this country as it pertains to the future lawful possession, use and distribution of marijuana," Bates said. …

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