Ottawa dispensary raided Friday, two arrests made

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Courtesy of Lift Magazine

Updated: On Friday, December 30, 2016, the Ottawa Police Service Drug Section executed a Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) search warrant at an illegal marijuana dispensary located at 274 Montreal Road.

613 Medicinals is listed at this address on Weedmaps. In November, police in Ottawa raided a number of dispensaries, with a Green Tree dispensary located a few doors down at 290 Montreal Rd being one of them. By late November, the Green Tree location and several others had re-opened. Another listing describes 613 Medicinals as an offshoot of Green Tree. Green Tree is an offshoot of Wee Medical, which also runs stores under the CannaGreen banner. According to employees, the owners are all connected.

As with most raids of this nature, police confiscated various cannabis products, from dried buds to concentrates and edibles, as well as cash and cell phones.

According to the police report, two adults — a male and a female — were arrested on the scene without incident. Their names are not being released at this time so as not to jeopardize the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

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They are both facing charges of:

Trafficking in a Schedule II substance 5(1) CDSA x 2 Possession of a Schedule II substance for the Purpose of Trafficking 5(2) CDSA Possession of Proceeds of Crime 354(1)(a) Criminal Code

Drugs and Property seized:

Marijuana THC concentrate “Shatter” THC candies THC gummies THC pills Undisclosed amount of Canadian Currency Drug packaging Scales Cellular telephones

The Ottawa Police Service Drug Section would like to inform the public that storefront marijuana dispensaries are illegal and have no association with lawful medical marijuana. Investigations related to such illegal storefronts will continue.

Marijuana is only legal when prescribed by a physician and accessed from an authorized producer. You can find more details on legal access to medicinal marijuana.

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