Limelife Society Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary was closed Friday morning after Nanaimo RCMP raided the business Thursday evening. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP raid Limelife Society cannabis dispensary

Lights are on but dispensary not open for business after RCMP search cannabis dispensary.

The Limelife Society Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary at 119 Nicol St. had the lights on, but wasn’t open for business the morning of Friday, Nov. 3.

The dispensary was raided by Nanaimo RCMP Thursday and the investigation continued at the scene overnight.

“That’s still ongoing and the search is continuing,” Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said Friday morning.

Staff at the Bud Barn Society Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary, located next door at 115 Nicol St., which was open for business, said police arrived at the Limelife dispensary at about 7:30 p.m. and were on scene overnight until at about 7:30 a.m. Friday before leaving and returning again at about 9:30 a.m. when they “loaded a whole bunch of stuff in a vehicle and took off again” according to a Red Barn staff member, who asked not to be identified.

The Limelife Society dispensary premises in Nanaimo were abandoned temporarily in December 2015 when police raided three other dispensaries.

Limelife Society management has not commented so far about the most recent action by police.

Nanaimo RCMP have yet to release an official statement about their investigation.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



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