B.C. motorist caught transporting 250 cannabis plants
Williams Lake RCMP is reporting two recent same-day drug busts as a result of traffic stops, including one motorist that was transporting 250 cannabis plants.
Last week, an officer with the Williams Lake RCMP, BC Highway Patrol unit stopped a motorist on Highway 97, between One Hundred Mile House and Williams Lake, after observing a Motor Vehicle Act violation.
During the stop, the officer discovered the driver was transporting in excess of 250 cannabis plants without proper authorization. All the plants were seized.
“It is important to know that a maximum of four non-medical cannabis plants can be transported without proper authorization documents, in a vehicle, but they cannot be budding or flowering,” said a spokesperson with the Williams Lake BC Highway Patrol unit.
Growing more than four recreational cannabis plants can lead to fines ranging from $2,000 to $100,000, imprisonment of three to 12 months, or both, reports Legal Line, citing B.C.’s Cannabis Control and Licensing Act.
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