NEWS BRIEF

Unlicensed WA dispensary raided following July 1 deadline

Local law enforcement raided a Washington State medical cannabis dispensary after it continued serving customers and ignored a July 1 state deadline to obtain an official business permit.

The dispensary, Green Organics, is located in the Tacoma suburb of Parkland, near the Pierce County sheriff’s department.

“It is amazing that these people thought that they could flaunt the law right in front of our precinct. Now they know better,” a sheriff’s office spokesman told the News Tribune.

Green Organics could be the first of many such raids to come, given that local officials in Pierce County alone estimated earlier in the year that about 60 dispensaries operated in the county. Also, plenty of dispensary owners elsewhere may be ignoring the state licensing requirement and serving customers.

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