Cannabis Act Charges

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 15:00
Incident Number
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!

For more information on the consumption and sale of cannabis products, go to the following Ontario government website:


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