On the last day of the Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, someone distributed sample packages of cannabis candy on windshields and other public places, causing a government official to call for a crackdown, the Vancouver Sun reports.
Jas Johal, a member of the B.C. legislative assembly, said, “It’s time to start enforcing.”
“Clearly some of these companies feel emboldened and have gone as far as marketing these products by putting them on windshields. They need to be reminded that this is not acceptable, that this is a public hazard. It’s an issue of public safety at the end of the day and it concerns me deeply.” — Jas Johal, BC MLA, via the Vancouver Sun
The distributed candy was branded by Earth’s Edibles and directed attention to earthsedibles.ca. The owner of Earth’s Edibles, Adam Osborne, told reporters that his business had nothing to do with the incident. “There is definitely some espionage going on,” Osborne said.
Whoever distributed the cannabis has broken Canadian federal laws. Edibles themselves are not even legal to produce in Canada, yet. The person responsible could be charged with trafficking as well as laws regarding distribution to minors.
It’s unclear which policing group would be responsible for the investigation. Some say the Vancouver police are responsible, though representatives of the B.C. government said the issue is federal. Jas Johal said he welcomed an investigation by the Vancouver law enforcement and would retain evidence he found.
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