Prince Rupert RCMP seize pipes, bongs, grinders from The Chad Smoke Shop
From the article:
" ‘This is an investigation the RCMP decided to take on … these type of investigations are long in process and there is a lot of information to obtain before applying for and obtaining a search warrant’ "
“Currently there are 19 Chad Smoke Shop locations across the country, including four in B.C., 14 in Alberta and one in Newfoundland.”
So, they’re really going to start cracking down on these types of stores? With 14 in AB and 3 others in BC JUST OF THIS ONE CHAIN, Prince Rupert is the one they decide to bust? Really? So many questions come to mind
- Is it really a just law if it’s enforced completely differently across the province/country?
- How did this location and/or all of these places get business licences if the products are illegal? I know for a fact PR’s location did. Either someone at City Hall isn’t doing their job or the RCMP detachment here are a bunch of jerks
- Other places in town sold these items LONG before Chad’s even came to town. Why no investigation and seizure at these locations?
- Couldn’t the RCMP “investigative” resources be better used finding the sources of the actual drugs and preventing the destruction of property that grow ops cause and the influx of narcotics in exchange for marijuana? This seems like a case of “Hey, this seems like an easy case to close. Everything is right there in the open. He’s providing safe employment, renting a local retail place, and has all the necessary licensing. But everything we need to get a conviction on a crime nobody cares about is right there. LET’S BUST HIM!!”
I am just about the strongest anti-pot person I know. I don’t like it, I think it’s on the balance a bad thing for society (except perhaps in medical form, but not the way the current medical marijuana system is set up), but this has to be the stupidest bust I’ve ever seen. If anything, having a smoke shop that you can stake-out for users, and then follow them up the supply chain seems like an investigative gold-mine for police. Stupid, stupid, stupid.