The investigation began when police realized Mobile Access Compassionate Resources Organization Society, or MACROS, was selling non-LP cannabis. Last Wednesday, police seized a large amount of cannabis-infused baked goods, candies, oils and dried buds during a search warrant at the shop. They also followed the supply chain and searched the home in Strathcona County where they found 200 cannabis plants and an extraction lab to make hash oil.
Robert Cyre, 66, faces two counts of production of a controlled substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking. His wife, Janice Cyre, 64, faces two counts of production of a controlled substance and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Her son, Aaron Bott, 40, faces one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The Cyres’ founded MACROS 11 years ago to supply cannabis to people with a Health Canada medical marijuana license or a doctor’s prescription.
The plants were found at the Cyres’ home in Spring Lake. Both have medical cannabis licenses to treat various ailments and were permitted to grow their own cannabis, Bott said.
“They had every right to grow their medicine,” Bott said Monday. “The plants that they were growing there was for my parents personal medicine. Period.”
Editor’s Note: Stay tuned to Cannabis in Canada as this story develops.