Mader madness

We continue to follow the sad story of George Gee, owner/operator of Mader’s Tobacco store in Kentville, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of displaying tobacco products in a manner not prescribed under the provincial Tobacco Access Act. He has to reappear in court July 14 to set a trial date. He faces a possible $2,000 fine for a first offense which can increase on further “offenses.”

What a waste of time.

Meanwhile in a related story:

Queens RCMP officers spotted five Lunenburg County teenagers behind the Astor Theatre and arrested them for smoking marijuana.

On June 18, around 8:45 p.m. the five males aged 17 to 19 were sitting in their car.

Queens RCMP constable, Grant Webber said police found beer along with 12.5 grams of magic mushrooms otherwise known as Psilocybin.

A 19-year-old male from Bridgewater was the only person charged.

He was charged with trafficking in Psilocybin and possession of a prohibited weapon.

He will appear in court Sept. 2. Liquor charges are pending. [link to source]

Wonder what their fine will be, if any, and we also wonder why this guy wasn’t also charged with smoking in a car with a child under the age of 19.

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