Codiac RCMP is continuing to focus on illegal marijuana dispensaries here in Greater Moncton.
Superintendent Tom Critchlow says they have two cases before the courts, adding it’s an ongoing process.
“It’s to do with people having the required accreditation, their cards from Health Canada indicating that they’re allowed to have the marijuana, although the stores are not sanctioned through Health Canada,” says Critchlow. “And how they get their marijuana.”
He adds it’s a process that’s developing as the new legislation for recreational cannabis comes forward, and they are collecting intelligence on ongoing operations, and weighing that in relation to other priorities they might have.
At last month’s Codiac Regional Policing Authority meeting, Critchlow also expressed his belief they would be prepared to catch cannabis impaired drivers when recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1st.
At that time he indicated the legalization would not dramatically change things from an enforcement perspective, as people have been driving under the influence of marijuana long before the law was even considered.