Consumers Fight Illegal Marijuana Problem When Buying From Legal Dispensary

Consumers Fight Illegal Marijuana Problem When Buying From Legal Dispensary
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Two recent news stories reinforce the need for consumers to ensure they buy marijuana from a legal dispensary. Even in states where marijuana is legal, criminal elements continue to try to sell illegal marijuana outside the legal cannabis marketplace. Illegal marijuana is not grown to meet safe regulatory standards, meaning people who buy it have no real idea what they are putting into their bodies. However, enough people remain interested enough, because criminals keep getting bolder with illegal marijuana transportation and sales. Two recent stories illustrate this point. They also show that if you deal in illegal cannabis, eventually you stand a strong chance of getting caught. A Multi-State Drug Ring Busted by Feds The federal grand jury recently indicted 15 people who worked in an ambitious criminal enterprise that used “commercial-level logistics and warehousing” to transport illegal marijuana by plane and by semi-truck, according to the Department of Justice. A 36-year-old California man oversaw the enterprise, which also involved others in California, as well as Indiana and Kentucky. The DOJ charged the 15 people with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and THC-containing products and to launder the cash proceeds from selling the cannabis. The indictments came after law enforcement agencies executed search warrants at 23 locations in the three states. They also seized more than a dozen bank accounts and a “trove of high-end jewelry.” The ring has operated since 2016. In six years of moving “tractor-trailer loads of marijuana,” the organization made millions. They used cashier’s checks and bank accounts to launder the money. During the searches, law enforcement seized $40 million in marijuana, alleged proceeds from marijuana sales, and assets purchased with profits. They included: $8 million in cash A $900,000 private jet Two Rolls-Royces, two Bentleys, a Ford GT, and a Lamborghini, valued at $2 million $8…

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