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Mind-Blowing! Vancouver Police Unleash Operation on Trio of Spellbinding Magic Mushroom Dispensaries!

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Mind-Blowing! Vancouver Police Unleash Operation on Trio of Spellbinding Magic Mushroom Dispensaries!

Police Raid Three Magic Mushroom Dispensaries in Vancouver

On Wednesday, Vancouver police raided three magic mushroom dispensaries in the city. The stores were accused of illegally buying controlled substances and selling them in large quantities to walk-in customers. Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, is classified as a controlled substance in Canada.


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“We have been clear that anyone who breaks the law by illegally trafficking controlled drugs and substances could be arrested and charged with a criminal offence,” said Vancouver police Sgt. Steve Addison.

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“This includes people who traffic drugs for profit from unlicensed and illegal retail businesses,” Addison added.

The targeted storefronts were located on Broadway, East Hastings Street, and Granville Street. Dana Larsen, a Vancouver drug activist, confirmed on social media that the raided dispensaries were his, with addresses at 651 East Hastings, 651 West Broadway, and 8480 Granville.

In a statement, Larsen expressed disappointment over the raids and suggested the city of Vancouver is taking a step back in progressive drug policy. He claimed his dispensaries have business licenses and are currently involved in legal battles with the city.

Larsen’s website describes the shops as “medicinal mushroom dispensaries” and reveals his intention to challenge the law by providing access to psilocybin and other psychedelics to Canadians in need. Larsen, who was also actively involved in the campaign to legalize cannabis, is now pursuing a similar strategy for psychedelic substances.


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“Following our victory in ending cannabis prohibition in Canada, I am now using the same tactics with the Medicinal Mushroom Dispensary – working to directly challenge the law by bringing the healing power of psilocybin and other psychedelics to all Canadians who need them,” Larsen’s website states.

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The Vancouver Police Department acknowledges that there are exemptions in British Columbia for the possession of certain illicit drugs. However, these exemptions do not cover the sale of psilocybin and other psychedelic drugs unless the organization has an exemption from Health Canada. The police department will decide whether to recommend charges to Crown prosecutors once their investigation is complete.

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