California regulators much comply with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) subpoena demanding information about marijuana businesses, a federal court has ruled. The DEA had asked for the unredacted documents concerning three licensed cannabis distributors and people associated with the businesses last year. The federal agency issued the subpoena in January because the officials with the California Bureau of Cannabis Control did not turn them over. The state of California declined to comply, causing the feds to take the issue to court. Officials of California insist the DEA failed to properly explain the relevance to the investigation and providing the documents would violate state privacy laws. In response, the DEA disclosed in a court filing last month the materials were relevant to an ongoing investigation into possible illegal importation and transportation of marijuana oil from Mexico by certain licensees. U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda Lopez sided with DEA on Monday, finding that the agency’s subpoena met the requirements for an enforceable request.
Marijuana Moment, Marijuana Retail Report – News and Information for Cannabis Retailers, 09/02/2020 09:46:12