On March 12th, 2019

Bureau of Cannabis Control Investigators Bust Two Businesses Suspected of Operating Illegally

SACRAMENTO –  On March 4, 2019, the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) announced enforcement action on two unlicensed cannabis businesses operating out of multiple locations in Sacramento, Davis and Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019, DOI-CEU and the Davis Police Department served search warrants on “Mary Jane Finder,” an unlicensed cannabis delivery service located in Sacramento and Davis. The search warrants covered two locations, one in Davis and the other in Sacramento. The operation resulted in the seizure of $854,812 in cannabis products.

DOI-CEU also assisted the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department in serving a separate search warrant on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, on “Space Lounge,” an unlicensed cannabis retailer in Los Angeles. The operation resulted in the seizure of $439,776 in cannabis products.

The combined value of cannabis seized from these unlicensed operators totaled $1,294,588. All commercial cannabis activity in California requires a state-issued license from one of the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities. Selling cannabis goods without a state license is a violation of state law.

“Investigators are working to protect California’s economy and licensed business owners,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “Those operating illegal businesses are also typically the ones not paying their taxes and taking proper care of their employees insurance needs.”

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