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RCMP talks YLW pot bust

The RCMP has finally said why they seized two shipments of marijuana at Kelowna International Airport last week.

According to Sgt. Duncan Pound of the RCMP Criminal Operations Federal Policing, the pot was seized because it did not match what was authorized to be transferred.

The statement posted on the RCMP website goes on to say it contravened Section 264 of the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, but no other details were given.

“The RCMP supports efforts to ensure persons permitted by law to have access to marijuana for medical purposes do have that access. The RCMP understands the parameters companies licensed by Health Canada need to follow to produce and ship marijuana for medical purposes under the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.”

“If activities are undertaken outside of the parameters of these licenses, the RCMP's role is to enforce the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA), which is what was done.”

It had previously been learned that Tweed Marijuana Inc. and Mettrum Limited were the two companies that lost product in the seizure. According to The Huffington Post, Tweed has abandoned its shipment, but maintains the company did nothing wrong.

The seizure took place on March 31, the final day Health Canada allowed companies to purchase plants and seeds from patient growers.

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