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January 2, 2018 > California authorities seize pot from licensed company

California authorities seize pot from licensed company

By Michael Balsamo and Don Thompson Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP), Two employees of a Northern California business have been arrested and a large amount of marijuana has been seized despite it having a local pot license.

Joe Rogoway, an attorney for Old Kai Distribution, said Dec. 27 that the employees were transporting marijuana from a cultivator when they were pulled over by the California Highway Patrol. He says the company has a license from Mendocino County and was told it could operate legally.

The California Highway Patrol says it's illegal to transport marijuana without a state license, which was to take effect Monday, Jan. 1.

Authorities citied the driver and passenger for unlawful transportation of cannabis and unlawful possession for sale and seized about 1,900 pounds of pot. Rogoway is demanding the marijuana be returned and the charges be dropped.

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