Police investigating break-in at marijuana dispensary HRM trying to shut down

HALIFAX –Police are investigating a break-in at a marijuana dispensary on Agricola Street Wednesday, the same dispensary Halifax Regional Municipality has taken to court to shut down.

Police said officers responded to a report that the front window had been smashed out at Coastal Cannapy Medical Dispensary Inc. at 2411 Agricola St. around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday.

Police had no suspects and no arrests have been made.

Few details were available late Wednesday morning, but police remained on scene and confirmed they were investigating a break-and-enter.

Coastal Cannapy took to its Instagram page to announce the news Wednesday morning and said they would be closed until further notice.

“Nobody panic!” the post begins.

“We had a break in last night and the cops are still inside. We will open as soon as possible!”

The break-in comes exactly one week after HRM announced it had applied for an order from Nova Scotia Supreme Court to close the cannabis shop, noting it had remained open despite a provincial order to close its doors.

HRM said the business was violating land-use bylaws by operating without an occupancy permit, something it wouldn’t receive as long as it was selling ‘illegal products.’

A court order would allow the municipality to change the locks on the building and force the business out permanently.

A date for a hearing in Nova Scotia Supreme Court has not been set.

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