Cannabis crackdown: Nanaimo pot shops raided by RCMP
RCMP cordon off Phoenix Pain Management Society while executing a search warrant at the Nanaimo, B.C., marijuana dispensary. Dec. 1, 2015. (CTV Vancouver Island)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:52AM PST
NANAIMO, B.C. - RCMP have raided several marijuana dispensaries in Nanaimo.
Mounties say they have executed search warrants at three pot shops.
The warrants were served nearly three weeks after cease-and-desist letters were handed to the operators of 10 dispensaries, giving them seven days to close their doors or face possible charges.
Cpl. Jon Stuart says in a news release that two of the shops have shut down since then.
Stuart does not say if or when warrants will be served on the remaining five dispensaries.
He says the Nanaimo detachment is acting because it has received complaints about illegal marijuana storefronts selling drugs to young people or those without a prescription.