Feds Request Records From Weedmaps

Feds Request Records From Weedmaps

Weedmaps, the online directory of cannabis-store menus and locations that’s served alternately as a “little black book” for licensed weed stores and a Craigslist for off-books and illicit marijuana sales, has been subpoenaed to provide information to the federal government. Founded in 2008, Weedmaps quickly became the leading online resource for curious cannabis buyers and weed merchants eager to sell them cannabis. Until changes to its policy, which began with new advertisers in August 2019, Weedmaps allowed almost anyone to publish on its website contact information and a menu of cannabis products — including, much to the chagrin of California state cannabis regulators and struggling legal businesses playing by the rules — unlicensed marijuana merchants, both delivery services and storefronts. As MarketWatch first reported on Monday, Weedmaps’s parent company, Ghost Management Group, was issued a grand jury subpoena on Sept. 19 of last year for “documents related to cannabis businesses listed” on the website as well as records related to cannabis orders, on top of records related to Weedmaps’s own business dealings, including its investors and staff. The subpoena also sought information related to at least 30 cannabis brands operating in California, including Cannacraft, which markets vape-cart cartridges under the AbsoluteXtracts and Care By Design Brands, and publicly-traded Terra Tech, according to attorney Matt Kumin, who reviewed the subpoena. The company was given until Oct. 31 to comply and no indictments or prosecutions have resulted. Under both the Obama and Trump administrations, the federal Justice Department has steered clear of…

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