JOSHUA TREE – On October 15, 2020, the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Probation, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration served a search warrant on an unlicensed cannabis delivery service known as Mojave Med located in Joshua Tree.
The search warrant resulted in the seizure of cannabis flower, concentrates, edibles, and vapes worth more than $300,000. Additionally, detectives seized psilocybin mushrooms and $55,000 in cash.
A person engaging in commercial cannabis activity without a license is subject to civil penalties of up to three times the amount of the license fee for each day of operation.
“These type of operations work to protect licensed businesses as well as consumers,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona. “Licensed businesses adhere to state regulations and standards and pay taxes that provide public service. Underground businesses work against California and all who live here.”