Cannabis activist Dana Larsen was arrested in Calgary Wednesday night during his “Overgrow Canada” cross-country tour.
Lawyer Kirk Tousaw represented Larsen at his bail hearing, Thursday morning, where he was released on $1,000 bail.
Larsen will need to report to police by phone and is prohibited from drugs except when working.
Tousaw said the Calgary police estimated the seeds they obtained from Larsen were worth $30,000 and the Judicial Justice of the Peace called the seeds distributed by Larsen “dangerous.”
Larsen’s plan to distribute one million cannabis seeds was halted when Calgary police turned up at the rally held at a hotel.
Not long after the arrest, Calgary Police tweeted, “Drug trafficking charges to be laid following arrest of man caught distributing marijuana seeds.” The police also announced the arrest on Facebook.
Police aren’t identifying the man until charges have been officially laid, and the man “has seen a Justice of the Peace.”
The police have stated that, “Under the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, it is illegal to distribute marijuana in any form regardless of whether payment is provided.”
Marijuana Trafficking InvestigationWe have arrested a man for drug trafficking at a rally held this evening.At…Posted by Calgary Police Service on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
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A number of supporters have posted videos of his arrest on Facebook.
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