Weedmap’s Under subpoena and Federal  investigation

Weedmap’s Under subpoena and Federal  investigation

We have been writing for some time about Weedmaps making millions by giving illegal operations a home and safe haven to sell their unregulated items at discount prices. Thus, in the face of massive fines, Weedmaps, this past January, finally capitulated and pledged to drop ads for illegal vendors from its online directory.  As discussed in our last newsletter, Weedmaps agreed to modify their policy, which new policy seems to have more holes in it than a kitchen colander.   Now, criminal prosecutors in the U.S. attorney’s office, Eastern District of California, have ordered the Ghost Management Group LLC, which owns Weedmaps, to produce documents related to the cannabis businesses listed on Weedmaps, records related to its ordering service as well as related to its own staff, investors and accounting.  The subpoena seems quite thorough, says a former U.S. attorney and appears to represents the early stages of the probe.  A critical part of the concerns a set of records that were related to the company’s services which enables online cannabis purchases.   According to the  subpoena, it also covers documents related to its ordering service as well as to its own staff, investors and accounting. What is fascinating is that the demand for documents includes but is not limited to communications and payments to local, state and federal employees, as well as elected officials and any candidates for those offices.  The subpoena also ventures outside of weedmaps to Terra Tech and CannaCraft.  Terra Tech changed its name to Onyx Group Holdings…

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