pencil joint

Pencil joint

Etsy uses cookies and similar technologies to give you a better experience, enabling things like:

  • basic site functions
  • ensuring secure, safe transactions
  • secure account login
  • remembering account, browser, and regional preferences
  • remembering privacy and security settings
  • analysing site traffic and usage
  • personalized search, content, and recommendations
  • helping sellers understand their audience
  • showing relevant, targeted ads on and off Etsy

Detailed information can be found in Etsy’s Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy and our Privacy Policy.

Required Cookies & Technologies

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions.

Personalized Advertising

These technologies are used for things like interest based Etsy ads.

We do this with marketing and advertising partners (who may have their own information they’ve collected). Saying no will not stop you from seeing Etsy ads, but it may make them less relevant or more repetitive. Find out more in our Cookies & Similar Technologies Policy.

Shop Etsy, the place to express your creativity through the buying and selling of handmade and vintage goods.

BC man finds a pencil instead of pot in legally purchased prerolled joint

Kelowna resident Chris Graham was having a hard time lighting one of his recently purchased prerolled joints last Saturday night.

“I finally got the joint lit after several tries and when I went to have a puff something was clearly not right,” said Chris Graham to NowMedia.

After examining the preroll’s contents, Graham quickly realized the joint contained a large chunk of a pencil instead of any actual pot.

Photo Credit: Contributed. ” src=”” />

The joint was purchased at Hobo Cannabis in Kelowna, BC, for $6.92 and made by licensed cannabis producer TerrAscend under the company’s “Haven St.” brand cannabis.

Graham was able to exchange his purchase at Hobo Cannabis for a prerolled joint with actual marijuana and the store’s parent company Donnelly Group provided the following statement to NowMedia.

“All products in the Canadian adult-use market is produced, packaged and shipped by the licensed producer to the provincial distributor, making this a matter for the licensed producer and BCRB. Cannabis stores are the end link in a long supply chain,” said Harrison Stoker, VP of Brand and Culture with Donnelly Group.

“Federal and Provincial regulations specifically prohibit retailers from quality assuring products, and state that everything must remain sealed in its original packaging. Hobo has issued an exchange to the customer, and has initiated communications to the BCRB and LP to get this matter sorted out.”

According to BC Liquor Distribution branch, this incident is the first of its kind reported in BC.

“We received the complaint and immediately got in contact with the licensed producer, LP’s are responsible for quality assurance,” said Kate Bilney, Senior Communications Officer with BC Liquor Distribution branch.

“They assured us that they believe it’s an isolated instance and they are undertaking a full investigation to determine how it occurred.”

Support local journalism by clicking here to make a one-time contribution or by subscribing for a small monthly fee. We appreciate your consideration and any contribution you can provide.

Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Local news for Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Stuff that matters ]]>