BCC Announces Enforcement Action on Two Unlicensed Cannabis Retailers Selling Illegal Vape Cartridges

Author: Bureau of Cannabis Control
Published: Sep 13, 2019
Sacramento, California


SACRAMENTO – The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) and the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Cannabis Enforcement Unit (DOI-CEU) today announced enforcement action against two unlicensed cannabis retailers in Southern California selling illegal vape cartridges.

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, DOI-CEU served a search warrant on “Made In Cali”, an unlicensed cannabis retailer located at 6212 Santa Monica Blvd. in Los Angeles. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of nearly $2 million in cannabis products. The Los Angeles Police Department assisted DOI-CEU in the serving of the search warrant.

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, DOI-CEU served a separate search warrant on “Garden of Faith”, an unlicensed cannabis retailer located at 24400 Muirlands Blvd. in Lake Forest. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of over $840,000 in cannabis products. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department assisted DOI-CEU in the serving of the search warrant.

These two search warrants were served as a direct result of the complaints received by the Bureau reporting sales of illegal vape cartridges. The value of cannabis seized from the two unlicensed operators totaled over $2.8 million.

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 – https://bcc.ca.gov/consumers/file_complaint.html

To check and see if a cannabis business is licensed by the state, visit www.CApotcheck.com.


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Those looking to get in touch with the Bureau of Cannabis Control may contact us directly through email at bcc@dca.ca.gov.

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