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Riverside County DA Task Force Cracks Down on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

Riverside County DA Task Force Cracks Down on Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Illegally operated marijuana dispensaries were served with search warrants by the Riverside District Attorney’s countywide Cannabis Regulation Task Force Thursday morning.

Ten search warrants were served this morning after months of investigation into the alleged illegal operations. None of the ten locations were licensed to sell cannabis or cannabis products DA officials said in a news release.

The ten locations included:

Hidden Gem

125 E. Stetson Avenue
Hemet

Herbs and Essential Oils

207 E. Mayberry Ave

Hemet

Hemet Healing

207 E. Florida Ave.
Hemet

Valley Ice Cream

125 N. Tahquitz Ave.
Hemet

Green Empire

72911 Ramon Road

Thousand Palms

Green Garage

19065 Grand Ave.

Lake Elsinore

Cannabis Castle

27645 Jefferson Ave.

Temecula

Reefer Shop

6058 Mission Blvd.

Jurupa Valley

The Mission Greens

9646 Mission Blvd.

Jurupa Valley

Supreme Cannabis Club

4186 Ramsey St.

Banning


The searches lasted until around 4:30 p.m. Around 90 pounds of finished cannabis product and a large amount of cannabis edibles were seized from eight of the ten locations. Two arrests were made – one felony arrest for possession of a stolen handgun and one misdemeanor warrant arrest for driving on a suspended license.


“The purpose of the Cannabis Regulation Task Force is to protect properly licensed legal cannabis businesses and enforce regulatory requirements which protect the environment and consumers,” officials said. “The aim of the task force is not to shut down legally operating facilities, but rather to ensure fair business practices and keep criminal activity out of the legal cannabis industry and out of our communities. When dispensaries operate without following the law or regulations, their unfair business practices impact those dispensaries which are obeying the law. Illegal or unlicensed dispensaries also may be providing customers with untested and potentially harmful products. “

Final information is unknown at this time, but additional information will be made available on Friday, February 1, 2019.

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