Authorities Raid Two Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses In California

State and local authorities in California raided two unlicensed cannabis businesses operating in Sacramento County and Los Angeles recently, confiscating hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of products and arresting several individuals.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) announced the enforcement action on Friday.

On Thursday, January 31, DOI-CEU served a search warrant at Nollie Green-Blu Solutions, a marijuana delivery service located on Sunset Avenue in Fair Oaks.

According to BCC, the investigation was the result of a complaint that they had received. Authorities seized more than $250,000 in cannabis flower and other marijuana products during the operation.

On Tuesday, February 5, DOI-CEU assisted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) as they served a separate search warrant at Smoking Aces, an unlicensed marijuana dispensary.

Authorities confiscated more than $27,600 in cannabis products as well as two firearms during the raid. Six suspects were also arrested under LAPD’s warrant.

Under Prop 64 rules, a state license is required in California to conduct commercial cannabis activity regardless of whether it is for medical or adult use. Previous rules established by Prop 215 and SB420 regarding patient co-ops became invalid under new regulations on January 9, 2019.