WATCH: Vancouver Police shut down a marijuana store for allegedly supplying weed to people selling to kids.
Vancouver Police paid a visit to a popular eastside pot store Thursday afternoon.
Officers armed with a search warrant entered the Jim’s Weeds Lounge at 882 East Hastings Street after reports that marijuana was being bought at the store and allegedly sold to youth in the area.
Five customers and three staff in the store were “identified” according to police. They were later released. No arrests were made.
Raid of Jim’s Weed Lounge in #Vancouver by @VancouverPD. Officers won’t tell owner reason but are taking everything pic.twitter杭州夜网/aXknVY0BdO
— Cannabis Culture (@CannabisCulture) July 24, 2014
Cards advertising deals on marijuana were reportedly being handed out at Waterfront Station on Wednesday.
Further proof recreational #marijuana is legal in #Vancouver? Cards being handed out @ Waterfront Stn. #vanpoli pic.twitter杭州夜网/y58PsnPPoK
— Mike Hager (@MikePHager) July 23, 2014
The store is currently advertising somewhat of a blowout sale on their Facebook page, saying they are “rolling back prices.”
In June, they ran a Facebook page contest, giving away two free 1 oz. samples of “premium BC bud” to two of their Facebook fans.
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“The VPD will continue to respond to any complaints about illegal marijuana use and sales and decide if further investigation or enforcement action is required. Our priority remains focusing on violent drug traffickers and those who prey on youth, the marginalized or the drug addicted,” reads a statement from the Vancouver Police Department.
“Our frontline officers will continue to use discretion enforcing the possession and consumption of marijuana under federal law. Options include criminal charges, seizures and violation tickets for smoking under the city bylaws.”
Pressure to legalize the sale of marijuana has been building in B.C., especially after the start of legal marijuana sales in Washington state.