Cannabis prohibition might be ending. But the era of cannabis bootlegging seems to have just begun.

According to an official with the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC), on Sept. 7 state investigators surprise-inspected the office of Blue Tree LLC, a licensed cannabis distribution company in Oakland, CA.

The action came after an anonymous tip from a whistleblower alerted DCC officials to a possible smuggling operation involving tens of thousands of pounds of cannabis potentially moving into the illicit market over the past six months.

At this time, DCC officials have only opened an investigation. No criminal or administrative charges have been filed against Blue Tree or its principals, and additional facts may yet come to light.

But the…

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