On Thursday, January 18, Blunt Brothers was raided by police. All that is known at this time is that police entered the store around 12:15pm, made one arrest, and as of 1:30pm were occupying the store and packing up boxes of bongs and pipes. By 2:20 police had vacated the premises.
Blunt Brothers is at 317 West Hastings, Vancouver, and opened in 1998. It is on the same block as Hemp BC used to be located. This is their first police raid.
Witnesses on the scene described how police occupied the store and taped over the doors and windows so no-one could see inside.
The search warrant indicated that police were looking for Controlled Substances (marijuana) and also for paraphernalia.
Store employees indicated that absolutely no marijuana would have been found on the premises at that time. No toking is allowed in Blunt Brothers before 6pm.
Police emptied the store of bongs and pipes, but left behind scales and rolling papers. Grow books were also seized.
Cannabis Culture and Pot-TV had reporters on the scene. Pot-TV will be broadcasting from Blunt Brothers on Friday, January 19.
Blunt Brothers will be re-opening immediately and expects to be completely restocked right away.
More information to follow as it becomes available.
A Pot-TV report is available at Pot-TV