Cannabis confiscations at the border jumped 60%

Officials with the Canada Border Services Agency says the number of cannabis confiscations at the border jumped by more than 60 percent in the first six weeks after legalization.

The agency says there were almost 330 cases of cannabis being seized or forfeited to border officers between mid-October and the end of November last year.

During the same time period in 2017, the CBSA reports just over 200 confiscations.

Although pot is now legal in Canada, taking weed across the border is still illegal and can merit serious criminal charges.