The Nova Scotia RCMP have arrested two men in connection to an unlicensed online cannabis store. In a news release , RCMP state they have seized “a significant quantity” of cannabis products and an investigation into the illicit business is on-going. Edmonton police are focused on shutting down illegal weed websites. Will their strategy work? What do we know about the feds’ plan to bust up the online cannabis black market? Nearly half of Canadians now prefer to buy cannabis online The RCMP executed the search warrant at a warehouse in Bible Hill, N.S., with assistance from Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia and Colchester District Street Crime Enforcement Unit. An unspecified amount of cash was also seized at the address. The two men, aged 35 and 36, have been charged with distribution of cannabis, possession for the purpose of distributing cannabis, unlawfully selling cannabis and unauthorized possession of cannabis for the purpose of selling it. They are due in Truro Provincial Court in April. Under the Cannabis Act , selling illicit cannabis can lead to a 14-year prison term. Edmonton police have increased their efforts to shut down illegal cannabis sites in recent months, seizing hundreds of domains, though some resurface within hours of being shut down. Cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd told The GrowthOp last year the domain-seizing strategy is a “bit like playing Whack-a-mole.” “They’re taking steps that they feel are necessary in order to promote the licit market by arresting everyone in the illicit market, and obviously that’s not a tactic that was successful over the hundred years of prohibition that we had in this country,” Lloyd said.
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