The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Morris said that  “I’d like to  put a stop to the distraction from the deadly serious issue of our overdose crisis that has been taking place today, with regard to Premier Christy Clark’s comments that we had a confirmed case of marijuana laced with fentanyl.

“As we’ve all heard from the Vancouver Police Department, this was reported in error, and we’ve also heard from the RCMP that the reports out of Masset earlier this week are also not confirmed.

“With that now clear, let’s move forward in our fight against this deadly drug.  We continue to warn the public  that any and all drugs can be tainted with fentanyl, including marijuana.  We implore everyone to take this caution seriously as we are seeing an average of two people dying a day in this crisis in our province. Let’s turn our focus back to saving lives.”