The operatives of the Toronto Police nabbed a sizable amount of cannabis deliberately packaged in wrappers of popular snacks and treats in a recent search conducted in the area of Dufferin Street and Finch Avenue West last Friday evening.
According to a press release from the Toronto Police, the perpetrators packed the cannabis in wrappers that were closely similar to those used for Nerds, Skittles, Fritos, and Cheetos. In addition, authorities disclosed that they had been “packaged and labelled to replicate mainstream candy products.”
While Canada legalized the use of cannabis for both recreational and medicinal purposes as of October 17, 2018, the Toronto Police warn that packaging the same in the wrappers used for popular treats and snacks could lead to untoward incidents, especially among children. As a result, the authorities strongly urge that cannabis products be stored safely in places where children won’t reach them.
This safety guideline is in relation to the objective of the Cannabis Act to “protect public health through creating strict safety and quality regulations” and “raise awareness about safety measures and any potential health risks” of cannabis products.
Additionally, the operatives of the Toronto Police are asking the public to contact them via 416-808-3300 if they have any information on the individuals responsible for packaging cannabis in mainstream candy product wrappers. Crime Stoppers can also be reached through 416-222-8477 for anonymous tips.