Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Enforcement Action on Unlicensed Cannabis Operator

Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
Published: Aug 27, 2018
Sacramento, California

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation-Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU), in coordination with the Costa Mesa Police Department and local agencies, today announced enforcement action on an unlicensed cannabis business operating in Costa Mesa.

On Friday, August 24, 2018, the Costa Mesa Police Department served a search warrant on an unlicensed cannabis retail location, Church of Peace and Glory, located at the 1600 block of Irvine Boulevard in Costa Mesa. This investigation was conducted based upon a complaint the Bureau received. DOI-CEU assisted with the service of the search warrant. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of cannabis, edibles and tobacco products.

Omid Delkash was charged with four misdemeanor counts of unlawful transportation, sale and furnishing cannabis. He is currently in custody.

All commercial cannabis activity in California requires a license from one of the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities. Selling cannabis goods without a state license is a violation of state law. Enforcement of unlicensed commercial cannabis activity may occur at the state and/or the local level.

To file a complaint regarding an entity licensed by the Bureau of Cannabis Control, click here – Enforcement Online Services. Once the user clicks File a Complaint, they will be prompted to select a license type, or they can simply report on unlicensed activity. After filling out the nature of the complaint, the user then reviews and submits the complaint to the Bureau for follow up.

The Department of Consumer Affairs’ DOI is a law enforcement agency that protects California consumers and licensees by investigating violations of California’s laws, regulations and professional standards.

For additional information on how to report any licensed or unlicensed commercial cannabis activity, or to subscribe to email alerts to hear about updates as they become available, please visit the Bureau’s website at http://www.bcc.ca.gov/. For information on all three state licensing authorities, please visit the state’s California Cannabis Portal at /. Follow the Bureau on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for daily news and updates.

Those looking to get in touch with the Bureau of Cannabis Control can reach our Call Center at (833) 768-5880, or send an email to bcc@dca.ca.gov.

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