Cannabis Act Charges

Published
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:00
Incident Number
P20000124
Date Published: 2020-05-21

A Thunder Bay woman is facing a number of Cannabis Act charges following an ongoing investigation by the Thunder Bay Police Service.

Investigators with the TBPS Intelligence Unit executed a search warrant on May 20, 2020 at a Georgina Bay residence.  The home appeared to have been used as an illegal store which sold cannabis products including edibles.  A number of products believed to contain cannabis were seized.  The occupant of the home was taken into custody without incident.

42-year-old Tesh Alleena WARD has been charged under the Cannabis Act with the following:

  • 10(2) - Possessing for the purpose of selling
  • 12(1)(a) - Obtain or offer to obtain cannabis by any method or process
  • 13(1) - Possess, produce, sell, distribute or import anything with intention to use it to produce, sell or distribute illicit cannabis
  • 18(1) - False promotion of cannabis
  • 17(1) - Unauthorized promotion of cannabis, accessory or service
  • 29 - Unauthorized display of cannabis
  • 31 - Sell, distribute cannabis in a way appealing to young persons

WARD was also charged under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act for operating a business previously ordered to be closed contrary to Section 7.0.2(5).

WARD has been released from custody and has a court date of July 31, 2020.

The sale of cannabis is a provincially licensed business activity which is strictly regulated.  Anyone operating outside of these regulations is in violation of the law!  https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/17c26

For more information on the consumption and sale of cannabis products, go to the following Ontario government website: https://www.ontario.ca/page/cannabis

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