More illicit California marijuana retailers busted by local law enforcement

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Search warrants have been served at 10 inland Southern California marijuana dispensaries allegedly operating without licenses.

Several enforcement actions in the Golden State have been reported in the past several months as state and local authorities continue efforts to crack down on illicit marijuana operations.

It’s a development that could help some licensed MJ firms that have long complained about black-market operators severely impacting their sales.

The Riverside County district attorney’s cannabis regulation task force moved in Thursday after several months of investigations.

The locations were in Hemet, Thousand Palms, Lake Elsinore, Temecula, Jurupa Valley and Banning.

The DA’s office said by late afternoon about 90 pounds of finished cannabis product and a large amount of marijuana edibles had been seized from eight of the locations.

The task force is trying to ensure fair business practices and keep criminal activity out of the legal cannabis industry, according to the DA’s office.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily