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Wednesday March 6th, 2013

Posted at 2:58pm

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In January, Windsor Police received information regarding synthetic marijuana being sold in Windsor stores under the brand name of “IZMS”.

The product was marketed as “legal” marijuana, and is sold in brightly coloured packages with various flavours and strengths. Police say it resembles marijuana and is designed to be smoked.

Windsor Police conducted an investigation in relation to the products offered for sale in local stores. A sample of some of the product was shipped to Health Canada for a detailed analysis of its contents. Health Canada has confirmed that the IZMS products sold locally contains synthetic cannabanoids and that these cannabanoids fall under Schedule ll of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and are illegal.

Windsor’s Chief of Police, Al Frederick, has written a letter to inform and educate local store owners about the products and to request cooperation from retailers in removing the product from local stores.

Police say store owners and the general public should be aware that those found in possession of the product or found selling the product could face prosecution in accordance with the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Police plan to visit stores selling the fake pot and remove it from the shelves.

If you know of any convenience stores or businesses selling “IZMS”, you are encouraged to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ex 4361

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