BAKERSFIELD – On September 2, 2020 the Bureau of Cannabis Control's Cannabis Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, served a search warrant on an unlicensed dispensary known as Bakersfield’s Best 20 Cap. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of cannabis flower and concentrates with an estimated retail value of more than $500,000. Investigators also seized an illegal firearm.
“The law is very clear. There must be an appropriate license in order to legally operate commercial cannabis business in California,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “State law enforcement officers and investigators from numerous departments are teaming up to protect consumers and also licensed cannabis operators from illegal operations.”
All commercial cannabis activity in California must be conducted on a premise with a valid license issued by the appropriate state cannabis licensing authority. Selling cannabis goods without a state license or at a location that is not licensed is a violation of state law.