January 31, 2023

Morton Robertson


Quebec police shut down two large illicit cannabis production sites

Police in Laval, Quebec say they have dismantled two large scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city.

Waterloo Regional Police raid Kitchener dispensary

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Police recently raided an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in Kitchener, Ontario, arresting one man and seizing cannabis, psilocybin, cannabis resin, edibles, vape pens, and cash.

New Brunswick RCMP seeking public’s help following break, enter, and theft from First Nation cannabis dispensary 

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The Saint-Léonard RCMP in New Brunswick is asking for the public’s help to identify a person of interest following a break, enter, and theft in…

Police in Ontario conclude ten month investigation into cannabis, cocaine, tobacco, and human smuggling ring

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Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

US border agents seize 413 pounds of cannabis shipped from Ontario

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US Border agents discovered 413 pounds of cannabis this past weekend in a shipment of dehumidifiers that was being sent from Canada, through the US,…

Plants, cannabis, suspected cannabis seized from Ontario home

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Police in Ontario served two search warrants in Casselman on August 11, seizing suspected cannabis, cannabis plants, and cash.

Charges filed after OPP find hundreds of cannabis plants during vehicle inspection

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Police in Ontario seize millions of dollars of cannabis, cash, property in “sophisticated” drug trafficking, money laundering scheme

Police in Ontario say they have dismantled a “sophisticated” drug trafficking and money laundering scheme that included tens of thousands of cannabis plants across six…

OPP seize more than 5,500 cannabis plants from old Pepsi factory

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

American authorities seize 48 kg of cannabis at Canadian border 

US Customs and Border Protection agents in Lewiston, NY, seized 106 pounds (48 kg) of cannabis at the Lewiston Bridge connecting the US and Canada…

911 call leads to 2 arrests, seizure of cannabis, LSD, psilocybin

A 911 call to Grande Prairie RCMP about a robbery ended with the seizure of a plethora of illicit cannabis and cannabis products, along with…

Cannabis two-fours could be coming to Canada

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New proposed changes to Canada’s cannabis regulations could include an increase to beverage public possession limits from just five standard cans or bottles, to as…

CRA: Nearly $350 million in cannabis excise tax assessed from 2018-2020

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The Canada Revenue Agency assessed nearly 350 million in excise tax revenue from cannabis sales in the first two years of legalization, according to a…

OPP seize 2,400 plants, 16 kg of packaged cannabis from illicit grow op in Leamington

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Ontario Provincial Police say they’ve seized over $1-million worth of illegal cannabis from a location in Leamington.

Gummies, vape carts from Canada seized in Philippines

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Authorities in the Philippines confiscated cannabis vape carts and gummies they say were sent from Canada.

Police in Kelowna arrest two men for selling LSD, psilocybin, and cannabis to local teens

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Police in Kelowna say they have arrested two men suspected of selling LSD, psilocybin, and cannabis to local teens.

US border agents seize 2,500 pounds of cannabis at Canadian border

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US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agents at the Port of Buffalo seized 2,554 pounds (1,158kg) of cannabis on October 20, hidden in a shipment…

OPP seize nearly 2,000 plants in a raid of a rural property in Brinston

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Ontario police seize thousands of plants in Meaford, charging seven

Ontario Provincial Police say they seized more than 11,000 cannabis plants at a recent raid in Meaford, worth over $12 million.

Ontario police seize thousands of cannabis plants in several more raids this week

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

OPP seize more than $5 million worth of cannabis in large raid in Kearney

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

US has seized more than 13,000 pounds of cannabis at US/Canada border this year

US border authorities have seized more than 13,000 pounds (6,000+ kg) of cannabis entering the country from Canada in 2021, according to reports from US…

OPP seize more than 12,000 cannabis plants in Chapleau, charge 5

Police in Chapleau, Ontario say they seized $12 million worth of cannabis and charged five following a raid on Wednesday, May 19.

Courtenay cannabis grow op residence nets over $250,000 from civil forfeiture

BC RCMP say the BC Civil Forfeiture Office has successfully concluded proceedings against a Courtney residence after a Comox Valley RCMP investigation into drug trafficking…

920,000 cigarettes and 53 pounds of cannabis seized by police in Manitoba

A six-week investigation into smuggling into Manitoba resulted in the seizure of 92 cases of unmarked contraband cigarettes and over 53 pounds of illicit cannabis…

Four recent raids in Ontario net thousands of cannabis plants

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Yet another large cannabis seizure at Peace Bridge between Ontario and New York

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Peace Bridge Cargo Facility seized another 1,227 lbs. (557 kg) of cannabis in a commercial shipment…

US border agents seize more cannabis entering US from Canada

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized more than 7 pounds of cannabis at the Massena Port of Entry on Sunday, March 21.

OPP’s Operation Weaver involves weapons, drug trafficking including connections to organized crime, cannabis, psilocybin

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

OPP seize more than 5,000 cannabis plants in Pembroke

Ontario police say they have seized more than 5,000 cannabis plants and arrested four following the raid of a large commercial building in Pembroke on…

RCMP arrests five, seizes 43 kg of cannabis and over 1.5 kg of cocaine being exported to the Caribbean

Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

They’re Grrreat! U.S. Customs finds cocaine-coated Frosted Flakes destined for Hong Kong

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On February 13, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Cincinnati say they intercepted a shipment of cocaine coated corn flakes originating from South…

Another large cannabis raid in Ontario seizes more than 5,000 plants

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

RCMP is reminding Manitobans that it is illegal to consume alcohol or cannabis while ice fishing

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Chatham-Kent Police have seized more than $25 million in cannabis in past six months

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Ontario police seize more than $5 million worth of cannabis plants from London property

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

US Border officials seize Canadian cannabis destined for midwestern and southeastern US

| Morton Robertson |
US border officials say they seized more than 900 kilograms of cannabis on a shipment of Canadian pork products destined for Texas, according to several…

BC police seize more than 18,000 cannabis plants, hundreds of kg dried cannabis connected to organized crime in “Project Rolling Thunder” and “Project Big Smoke”

| Morton Robertson |
Police in BC announced the results today of two investigations connected to a “dial-a-dope” operation in South Delta. Warrants were executed in two locations in…

Grenville OPP seize $15k worth of cannabis in traffic stop

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Durham Regional Police seized more than $50 million in cannabis plants and shut down 18 growing operations as part of Project Mosquito

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

OPP says criminal enterprises exploiting the Health Canada medical, personal and designate cannabis production regime

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Hundreds of thousands of cannabis plants seized by Ontario police since August

| Morton Robertson |
Ontario Provincial Police say they have seized more than 200,000 cannabis plants in the last several months, involving dozens of raids of large illegal cannabis…

US border agents have seized more than 40,000 pounds of cannabis coming from Canada

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Four men charged for illegal gun importation and export of illegally grown cannabis across Canada/USA border via helicopter

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Saskatchewan RCMP interrupt large scale cannabis and tobacco distribution network

| Morton Robertson |
Saskatchewan RCMP say they have concluded a 17 month investigation into the distribution of illicit cannabis and tobacco products between three provinces.

Ontario police announce seizure of another 1,000 cannabis plants from large, commercial grow

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

1,500 kg of cannabis seized entering US from Canada

| Morton Robertson |
Police in Laval, Quebec, say they have dismantled two large-scale cannabis operations in an industrial district in the city. On November 30, investigators from the…

Cannabis extract may protect honey bees from pesticides

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A team of researchers at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Poland say they have discovered a way to use cannabis to protect honey bees from…

15,000 cannabis plants seized in another large raid in Ontario

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Ontario Provincial Police say they have raided another large scale cannabis farm in coordination with the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) from the City of…

BC’s weed police will be enforcing new provincial COVID-19 rules

| Morton Robertson |
British Columbia announced last week that police and other provincial enforcement officers were being given the ability to issue large fines for owners or organizers…

US officials seize another large shipment of cannabis coming in from Canada

| Morton Robertson |
US customs say they have seized another several hundred kilograms of cannabis entering the country from Canada.
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