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BCC Announces Enforcement Action on Unlicensed Delivery Service

May 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cannabis Enforcement Unit recently announced enforcement action on an unlicensed cannabis business operating out of Southern California.

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, DOI-CEU and the Costa Mesa Police Department served a search warrant on “Costa Mesa Beach Buds,” an unlicensed cannabis delivery service located in Costa Mesa. The search warrant was served at 1651 Placentia Ave., which resulted in the seizure of over $1.4 million in cannabis products.

“Illegal dispensaries harm and burden surrounding business owners and taxpayers,” City of Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley said. “Allowing them to illegally operate in the city creates an unfair advantage over our lawfully permitted green zone businesses. We are so grateful for the efforts of the BCC to address illegal dispensaries in Costa Mesa.”

All commercial cannabis activity in California requires a state-issued license from one of the state’s three cannabis licensing authorities. Selling cannabis goods without a state license is a violation of state law. To file a complaint against illegal activity, click here –

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