Ontario police seize cannabis products from Markham convenience store, charge owner and employee

| Staff

York Regional Police in Ontario say they have seized illegal cannabis products from a Markham convenience store that was selling them to underage teens.

Following an online report from a concerned citizen in January, police began investigating the retailer and executed a search warrant on February 18. Police seized around $10,000 worth of products from Angus Glen Convenience on Kennedy Road and the manager and an employee with Possessing Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling under the Cannabis Act.

The online report said the store was selling cannabis vape pens and other products to children who appeared to be under the age of 19, the legal age of access in Ontario. Cannabis products are only approved for sale in designated cannabis retailers in Ontario.

Police seized a large quantity of cannabis edibles, disposable cannabis vape pens and cannabis seeds.  Police are warning parents to ensure children have no access to these harmful products and if appropriate, warn their children these products are not candy.  

Recently, a man in Ontario was charged after a 3 year old consumed a package of illegal cannabis candies branded to look like Skittles. Such products are prolific across the illicit market.

The investigation is ongoing.