Surrey RCMP confiscate large quantity of pot edibles

Darren Handschuh

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Edible cannabis products are legal to possess in Canada, but there are limits as to how much a person can have on them.

A traffic stop by Surrey RCMP in the Cloverdale area resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of cannabis edibles and vape products. Photo: RCMP

A traffic stop by Surrey RCMP in the Cloverdale area resulted in the seizure of a significant quantity of cannabis edibles and vape products.

Cpl. Elenore Sturko said on on Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m., the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Fraser Highway and 64th Avenue.

During the stop, police located an unlawful quantity – in excess of 30 grams – of cannabis edibles and cannabis vape products in the vehicle.

The driver, an 18-year-old man, was arrested and released at the scene pending further investigation, no charges have been laid at this time.

“Cannabis and edibles are now legal in Canada, but there are limits to the amount a person can lawfully possess. Anyone trafficking cannabis products unlawfully may be charged under the Cannabis Act.” said Insp. Mike Hall, Proactive Enforcement Officer. “We want parents to see the photos of the cannabis edibles, to be aware that they can look similar to regular gummy candy which may appeal to youth, and also creates a potential for inadvertent exposure to cannabis.”

For more information on cannabis, visit the BC Government Cannabis website or the Fraser Health website.