Goa cops raid pharmacy seize cannabis based products Lead

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Panaji, May 11

Cannabis-based gummies, digestive power and 'churan', valued at Rs 2.23 lakh, was seized from an allegedly illegal pharmacy in Goa's North Goa district, police said.

According to North Goa Superintendent of Police Shobhit Saxena, the owner of the pharmacy, 'Cannadoc clinic', Arjun Khanna from Delhi has been booked under the relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

"Police visited the said store and found various products containing cannabis being displayed for sale. Upon enquiring about the permissions or licences required for selling cannabis-based products in a store in Goa, the staff was unable to provide any documents," he said.

Saxena also said that the outlet was functioning as a fake Ayurvedic store, adding that the supply chain of the cannabis products was also being traced by the police.

"Accordingly, as no permission was found for selling the cannabis-based medicines and products in Goa from any authority, the police seized all the products weighing approximately 7 kg. Total worth Rs 2.23 lakh," he added.

This is the first such police raid on a pharmacy selling cannabis-based products in the state, which is also infamous as a narco-tourism destination.



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