California targets cannabis delivery firm in second enforcement action

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The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) on Tuesday announced its second enforcement action against an unlicensed marijuana business, targeting an illegal MJ delivery company in Sacramento.

In a news release, the BCC said the Cannaisseur Club – a delivery company that had previously advertised on sites such as Weedmaps – was shuttered after an investigation by the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigations’ Cannabis Enforcement Unit.

The enforcement unit, working in conjunction with the Sacramento Police Department, served a warrant at the business on Aug. 22 and seized almost 49 pounds of cannabis flower, 1.6 pounds of marijuana concentrates, about 19 pounds of edibles and $1,486 in cash.

Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the BCC, said he couldn’t immediately confirm if any arrests were made or criminal charges filed in connection with the warrant.

“It’s definitely shut down,” Traverso said of the Cannaisseur Club, which is described on the company website as a “non-profit medical cannabis patients’ collective.”

Traverso added that this is part of an ongoing enforcement plan by regulators. The DCA’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit has around “600 cases we’ve sent their way, complaints about illegal activity they’re following up on. … They’re pretty inundated.”

On Monday, the BCC announced its first enforcement action involving criminal charges against an unlicensed retailer in Costa Mesa. A defendant in that case is facing four misdemeanor counts, and if convicted on all four could face up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.