Police seize high-potency edible cannabis shaped like Lego bricks

Police in Nova Scotia have accused the owners of an illegal cannabis storefront of marketing some of their high-potency products toward children, including cannabis shaped like Lego bricks.

The small blocks contained a high level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, police said in a news release Wednesday.

 However, the Mounties later issued a brief statement saying portions of their original news release included opinions ``beyond scope of Nova Scotia RCMP.''

The police force apologized for the confusion and released another version of the statement, which does not include many key details - including any mention of children or Lego bricks.

Cpl. Lisa Croteau, an RCMP spokeswoman, said there were no errors in the original release, but she said it was a mistake for the Mounties to suggest a child could have died if they ate one of the cannabis blocks.

She said that kind of speculation was best left to medical professionals.