Pubdate: Fri, 15 Jul 2016
Source: Campbell River Mirror (CN BC)
Copyright: 2016 Campbell River Mirror
Author: Alistair Taylor


The "Prince and Princess of Pot" will be in Campbell River to attend 
an information session July 20 in support of local marijuana 
dispensary Wee Medical and the issue of "reasonable access" to 
medical marijuana.

The event will be attended by legalization activists Jodie and Marc 
Emery and comes on the heels of a second raid of the local marijuana 

On June 30, the Campbell River Street Crime Unit executed a second 
search warrant at a business front in the 800 block of 13th Ave. In a 
press release, Campbell River RCMP said an investigation led by the 
Street Crime Unit revealed that the storefront continues to allegedly 
sell marijuana, marijuana extract and marijuana edibles to the public.

The business does not have authorization from Health Canada to be 
involved in the sale of medical marijuana and is selling marijuana 
and other products contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances 
Act (CDSA) and the regulations governing the sale of medical marijuana.

The store manager was arrested and released. Two other employees and 
a customer were briefly detained, identified and released.

Wee Medical's Facebook page said "Wee (sic) are honoured to host Marc 
and Jodie Emery on the 20th (next Wednesday). They are the most 
influential cannabis-legalization activists the world has ever seen, 
and they will be speaking and answering your questions in Spirit 
Square from 4-6 p.m. Grab a coffee, grab your friends and come share 
some knowledge with the Prince and Princess of Pot."

Marc Emery has been a prominent activist for the reform of marijuana 
laws. He has been jailed numerous times, most recently in 2009 in the 
United States where he served a five-year jail term for selling 
mail-order cannabis seeds. He lives in Vancouver with his wife Jodie.

The June 30 seizure at Wee Medical included many marijuana products 
but of particular concern was THC-infused candy shaped like popular 
children's candies and other edibles sold in poorly labelled and 
unsafe plastic bags, police said.

"The seizure of edibles which may appeal to children is concerning 
for the RCMP, we would like the public to be aware of the presence of 
these items being sold in Campbell River. It is important for parents 
to know these products exist in order to ensure their children are 
not consuming them or over looked them, because they are not in the 
usual form of drugs," said Const. Clark, Media Relations Officer for 
Campbell River RCMP. "If you have questions about how to talk to you 
kids about drugs, and illegal substances please visit our RCMP 
Substance Abuse Resource page."

The sale of marijuana through a storefront is not legal in Canada. 
Federal regulations only allow for medical marijuana to be obtained 
through mail via an authorized licenced producer.

For more information on medicinal marijuana regulations in Canada you 
can refer to the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

This is the second search warrant executed at the same business, in 
under three months. Joel Wilson, 44, of Campbell River, has been 
charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking, in relation 
to a search warrant executed on April 14.
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