September 2, 2014 5:52 pm

Vancouver Police raid marijuana shop on Kingsway

Items seized from the Budzilla shop. Credit: Vancouver Police.

Vancouver Police say they raided an illegal marijuana shop Tuesday.

Officers searched the Budzilla shop in the 2200-block of Kingsway after receiving several complaints from the public.

Police say Budzilla products are not just available in the store on Kingsway, but also at other marijuana shops around town.

The products consist of dry marijuana and THC-infused treats including candy and cookies. Police say the items’ packaging may be appealing to children.

 

“Drugs were allegedly being sold to virtually anyone that walked in the door, regardless of whether they had a license from Health Canada to possess marijuana or not,” reads a statement from the Vancouver Police.

Police say they identified customers inside the store at the time of the raid, but they were released without charges pending “further investigation.”

“The VPD will continue to respond to any complaints about illegal marijuana use and sales, and take incremental steps to decide if further investigation or enforcement action is required. Our priority remains focusing on violent drug traffickers and those who prey on youth and the marginalized in our community,” reads the VPD statement.

In July, Jim’s Weeds Lounge was raided by police who alleged marijuana was being bought at the store and allegedly sold to youth in the area.

 

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