After the arrest of a teenager in Surrey, Surrey RCMP are reminding citizens that despite legalization of cannabis, there are limits on the amount of cannabis and edibles that a person can possess.
At 5:30 p.m. on October 30, Surrey RCMP conducted a traffic stop near Fraser Highway at 64th Avenue.
After searching the vehicle, officers found an illegal quantity of cannabis edibles (over 30 grams) and cannabis vape products.
Officers arrested the 18-year-old male driver, who was released at the scene pending further investigation. No charges have been laid yet.
“Cannabis and edibles are now legal in Canada, but there are limits to the amount a person can lawfully possess,” Surrey RCMP Insp. Mike Hall stated in a news release. “Anyone trafficking cannabis products unlawfully may be charged under the Cannabis Act.”
More information about laws and regulations for cannabis is available at the B.C. government cannabis website.
Surrey RCMP are also seeking to raise awareness among parents about how cannabis edibles may cause inadvertent exposure to cannabis among youth due to their resemblance to regular gummy candies.
The second phase of cannabis legalization came into effect on October 17, which permits the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis edibles, extracts, and topicals.
While the B.C. government announced that the province reported its first vaping-related lung illness on October 16, Vancouver city councillors are seeking more regulatory measures over vaping products.