Raids seize $9-million in illicit products
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - California state regulators on Friday carried out their largest crackdown to date on illegal marijuana shops in Los Angeles.
Regulators raided more than 20-locations and seized nearly $9-million in illicit cannabis products. They also confiscated nearly 10-thousand vape cartridges.
The state is trying to undercut its thriving black market. Illegal pot shops typically sell marijuana at half to price of legal dispensaries, but none of the products are tested for potency or purity.
Legal dispensary owners say the raids are an essential weapon in the battle against the black market.