VPD Raid East Van Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Vancouver police are cracking down on an East Vancouver marijuana dispensary they believe is operating in an “unsafe” manner.

Officers executed a search warrant Monday morning at Weeds Glass and Gifts at 2580 Kingsway in relation to an ongoing drug investigation, said police.

Police said they will recommend charges and may also recommend seizure of assets under civil forfeiture laws.

They did not elaborate on the potential charges or the alleged safety issues, but a Weeds spokesman said the shop landed on police radar because someone told the cops they had a grow-op on the premises.

“It wasn’t a grow-op,” said Brian Harris. “We had plants here, but we weren’t growing them to full maturity.”

– Read the entire article at The Province.