CA enforcement actions on illicit marijuana firms net more than $1.2M in product

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In the latest enforcement actions targeting California’s illicit cannabis businesses, state and local agencies recently seized more than $1.2 million in illegal marijuana and MJ products in a series of raids.

California licensed cannabis firms have kept a close eye on authorities’ crackdown efforts since illicit operators severely undercut legal sales.

According to news releases:
  • The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Trinity County Sheriff’s Department seized 455 pounds of processed marijuana, 1,540 grams of butane honey oil and equipment for a butane extraction lab. The CDFW confirmed the property and parties involved were not licensed by the state to commercially grow or produce cannabis products. The CDFW did not disclose a dollar value for the products seized.
  • Separately, regulators announced two enforcement actions on cannabis businesses operating in Sacramento, Davis and Los Angeles. The Davis Police Department served a search warrant on Mary Jane Finder, an unlicensed cannabis delivery service, and seized more than $850,000 in cannabis products at two locations. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department seized additional cannabis products at Space Lounge, an unlicensed marijuana retailer, valued at nearly $440,000.