Police seize cannabis from winery and herbalists
Police in Tenerife have seized more than ten kilos of “out of date” cannabis infusions which were being sold from a wine cellar and herbalists.
Agents of the Nature Protection Service (Seprona) of the Civil Guard carried out a raid in a warehouse in Tacoronte. They discovered that the product labelling lacked information on the ingredients that made up the infusion and that the expiration date had passed as the product arrived, so the alleged perpetrator added two years.
“These products lack traceability and their origin is unknown, “ the Civil Guard said in a statement, adding that the infusions were sold in containers in which it is claimed that “they have very beneficial health properties in cases of arthritis, diabetes , alcoholism, sclerosis and chronic pain”.
It was also claimed on the packaging that they have beneficial properties for “schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, antibiotic resistant infections, epilepsy, endometriosis and other neurological disorders”.
After the raid in the winery, the Civil Guard agents also inspected several herbalists located in the towns of San Isidro and La Guancha where the cannabis infusions were being sold.
The Civil Guard has opened proceedings to investigate the alleged perpetrator of several crimes against public health.