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Halifax police move in after fire damages the Cannabis Lounge in Bedford

The Cannabis Lounge in Bedford was damaged in fire that was first reported at around 2:30 a.m., on April 19, 2019. The shell of the building is pictured on April 20, 2019. Alexa MacLean/Global News

Police in Halifax have launched a drug investigation after a fire was reported at the Cannabis Lounge in Bedford.

The structure fire at 740 Bedford Highway was reported at around 2:30 a.m.

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After firefighters extinguished the blaze, police say they found a large quantity of cannabis inside.

Police returned with a drug search warrant at 11 a.m.

The integrated drug unit later seized a large quantity of cannabis and cannabis-infused products.

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However, no arrests were made and the cause of the fire remains unclear.

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