Over 1,100 plants seized during raid on illegal Marijuana Dispensary

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on November 01, 2018.

Members of the Riverside County Cannabis Regulation Task Force seized as many as 1,150 marijuana plants, 159 dried plants, and 21 pounds of processed cannabis during a raid on Desert Cann Wellness Center, which
is located at  30565 Gunther St in Thousand Palms. They also recovered more than $9,000 in cash from the spot.

Led by the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, the officials of the Cannabis Regulation Task Force, raided the dispensary Tuesday as it was operating in an area where the county does not currently
permit the distribution of cannabis products.

The task force detained one of the employees of the dispensary, however, released him immediately after serving a search warrant.

“Dispensaries are not authorized to operate in unincorporated areas of the county,” John Hall, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office, said. “When businesses attempt to do this, they have an unfair business advantage over those that  work with cities to get the proper permits and make sure their products are regulated for safety.”

Desert Cann, 'offers safe access to Medical Cannabis for registered medical marijuana members...[and]...prides itself on bringing a new option in healthcare, one that can relieve, comfort and improve your quality of life," according to its company website. " It included a front lobby where customers bought their products and four large grow rooms.

The district attorney’s office, meanwhile, has served the business with a cease and desist letter today, informing them they are prohibited from continuing to operate commercially.

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