February 7, 2019 3:19 pm
Updated: February 7, 2019 9:15 pm

Enough pot to make 440,000 ‘average-sized’ joints seized near Banff: RCMP

WATCH ABOVE: RCMP are reminding marijuana users about the importance of buying from licensed producers after a significant black market bust that saw hundreds of pounds of marijuana, shatter and cash seized.


Mounties showed off the efforts of a massive drug seizure near Banff on Thursday.

In a news release, RCMP said a whopping 326 lbs. of cannabis was found by officers during a Jan. 26 traffic stop. That adds up to “enough to make over 440,000 average-sized joints.”

“The recent legalization of cannabis means that there are legal avenues to obtain and consume cannabis,” Cpl. Kyle Maetche said, adding that cannabis trafficking remains illegal.

WATCH: It’s been almost four months since cannabis legalization in Canada but we’re still seeing signs the black market isn’t going away. Gil Tucker has more on a big bust in the Rocky Mountains.

In addition to the cannabis, RCMP seized 10 lbs. of psilocybin mushrooms, 4.5 lbs. of cannabis resin (also known as shatter), two lbs. of THC edibles and $11,000 in Canadian currency.

“The mushrooms seized would roughly equate to 9,000 average doses,” RCMP stated.

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