TORONTO, Ont. – Police are warning the public and reminding business owners that synthetic marijuana is illegal after an investigation turned up numerous packets.
The products, which are labelled as being completely legal, are actually against the law and can be dangerous to the public, police say.
The warning comes after police began an investigation into the selling and distribution of illegal synthetic marijuana products in the city.
Police seized 55 packages on Monday, giving cautions to store owners and reminding them that despite their labelling, such products are illegal.
Health Canada has recently released a warning saying smoking herbal incense products can be dangerous and can produce symptoms ranging from seizures to hallucinations to acute psychosis.
Health Canada has examined products marketed under various brand names with the products seized in Toronto being sold under brand names such as ‘ZMS Grape Drank and Luau Love’.
Police say the colourful and misleading marketing has encouraged school-age children to purchase the packages, and they are making the public aware of their existence.
Any business owners in possession of the described products should call police.