Illegal mushroom dispensary in Cambridge shut down by police, Kitchener man arrested – CBC.ca

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Regional police executed a search warrant at a magic mushroom dispensary in Cambridge on Tuesday. Police arrested a 20-year-old Kitchener man.

Police say psilocybin is classified as a schedule three drug and selling it is a criminal offence

CBC News · Posted: Nov 15, 2023 8:45 AM EST | Last Updated: 23 minutes ago

Regional police arrested a 20-year-old Kitchener man after executing a search warrant at a business in Cambridge operating as an illegal mushroom dispensary. (Jackie Sharkey/CBC)

Regional police have shut down an illegal magic mushroom dispensary in Cambridge.

Police executed a search warrant at a business on King Street E. on Tuesday/ Officers seized large quantities of suspect psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and various forms and Canadian currency.

Police arrested a a 20-year-old Kitchener man. He was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Police said in a release that they want to remind the public that psilocybin is classified as a schedule three drug and selling it is classified as a criminal offence under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.

Police say businesses selling psilocybin are operating illegally and the substances is not regulated or does not have any quality control.

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