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Second employee of Oshaweed dispensary in Oshawa, Ont. charged

Aug 11, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Man faces a single count of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling

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A second employee of the unlicensed cannabis dispensary Oshaweed, located east of Toronto in Oshawa, Ont., was charged this week with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling.

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On Aug. 3, officers with the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) seized items as part of a drug investigation of the unlicensed pot shop.

  1. Inside the pot shop, officers found and seized cannabis, cash and other weed products said to have a combined value of more than $66,000. / PHOTO BY GLETI / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

    Unlicensed cannabis dispensary in Oshawa, Ontario called Oshaweed busted

  2. Inside the illegal store, police found about $225,000 worth of cannabis products and “evidence supporting the illegal operation of the business.” /

    Sudbury, Ont. police find $225,000 worth of weed products in illegal store

  3. Police from around the country have been working to clamp down on illegal cannabis websites. / Photo: OPP, Twitter

    First, the police got them for their illegal weed store. Then, they got them again for operating as a ‘non-essential business’

A 40-year-old male employee of the store now faces a single count of possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling, notes an Aug. 10 press release from the DRPS.

Police report that the accused has since been released on an undertaking, meaning the person in question has been placed under certain conditions.

Members of DRPS’s Central East Division Community Response Team and Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant for the pot shop on Aug. 3, seizing cannabis, cash and other pot products valued at approximately $25,000.

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The same dispensary was raided on July 26. At the time, DRPS reported that officers discovered and confiscated cannabis, cash and weed products said to have a combined value of more than $66,000.

As a result of that raid, a 47-year-old woman who reportedly worked for the business was charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling. She, too, was subsequently released.

The company’s website spells out the ordering process, which can be done in person or by calling the store, before receiving an order number. “Your order will be prepared for in-store pickup and will be held for 2 hours until you arrive.”

Despite being up and running for a month or two, information from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario notes prospective owners of cannabis retail stores must receive the appropriate licence before opening their doors.

The federal Cannabis Act notes the maximum penalty for illegally selling cannabis is imprisonment for up to 14 years.

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