As a result of the search, a large quantity of cannabis products was seized, including marihuana, edibles, oils and hashish. An employee was arrested at the scene without incident. A man is facing a charge under the Nova Scotia Cannabis Control Act for operating an illegal cannabis storefront.
Under the Act, it is illegal to sell cannabis, operate an establishment that sells cannabis or purchase cannabis other than from an authorized cannabis seller. The fine for these offences ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. In addition, property owners who lease property to those operating illegal storefronts risk facing the same fines for assisting in the offences.
The owner of the building was given formal notice to end the lease agreement with the operator.
The man charged is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court, at a later date.
The investigation is ongoing and further charges may be laid.