Bureau Of Cannabis Control Cracks Down On Unlicensed Businesses

By Benjie Cooper

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In a pair of press releases posted online this week, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and the Department of Consumer Affairs Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) announced enforcement action against two cannabis businesses that were operating without licenses.

Along with the Sacramento Police Department, the DOI-CEU executed a search warrant on Wednesday, August 22 at The Cannasseur Club (TCC) located off Power Inn Road. The search was a result of complaints received by the BCC that an unlicensed home delivery service was in operation there.

The raid happened only two days before TCC was scheduled for an application hearing before Sacramento’s Planning and Design Commission regarding a conditional use delivery permit. The hearing has since been removed from the Commission’s agenda.

Authorities confiscated cannabis flower, edibles, and concentrates and allege that TCC was charging local taxes without remitting them to the state.

Two days later, another unlicensed marijuana business was raided in Orange County.

Based on complaints filed with the BCC, on Friday, August 24, the DOI-CEU and local police officers served a search warrant at the Church of Peace and Glory located on the 1600 block of Irvine Avenue in Costa Mesa.

47-year-old Newport Beach resident Omid Delkash had taken code enforcement officers on a tour of the entire church facility on June 14 to show them that he was not operating a dispensary, but authorities allege that he had sold cannabis to customers that same day as well as on July 17.

Following the execution of the search warrant, authorities seized cannabis, marijuana edibles, and tobacco products.

Delkash was arrested and charged with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful transportation, sale, and furnishing cannabis and was stated by the CCB to still be in custody on August 27.