Vancouver Police Search Illegal Marijuana Shop

Police searched what they called an illegal East Vancouver marijuana shop Thursday afternoon after receiving reports that weed was being purchased at the store then sold to neighbourhood youth.

There were three staff members and five customers at Jim’s Weeds Lounge at 882 East Hastings Street when officers executed their search warrant, but no arrests were made at the time, said Sgt. Randy Fincham, a spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department, in a news release.

Fincham gave few further details, but said police would “respond to any complaints about illegal marijuana use and sales and decide if further investigation or enforcement action is required.”

A man answering the phone at Jim’s Weeds Lounge Thursday declined to be interviewed.

“I’m not interested in any of that. Please hang up and try later … No comment,” he said before hanging up.

Jim’s Weeds Lounge ships B.C. bud, joints, hash, resin, edible products infused with cannabis and other marijuana products across Canada, according to information posted on its website.

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