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Police raid pot store

Vancouver police executed a search warrant at a medical marijuana dispensary Thursday after receiving word that pot purchased inside was being re-sold to youth.

Officers searched the Weeds store at 992 East Hastings Street around 1 p.m., identified five customers and three staff members, then released them.

CTV Vancouver is reporting that no arrests were made.

Police were responding to reports that marijuana bought at the dispensary was taken outside and sold to underage buyers in the neighbourhood. No further details has been released, as the investigation is ongoing.

The department said it will respond to all complaints about illegal marijuana use and sales, but that its main focus is on violent drug traffickers and people preying on the young, marginalized or drug-addicted.

Officers use their own discretion enforcing federal laws on pot possession and consumption, the department added.

Scofflaws can face penalties as harsh as criminal charges, or as light as drug seizures and violation tickets for breaking city smoking bylaws.


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