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How to Handle a Raid

How to Handle a Raid

Photo credit: Herb.co

Photo credit: Herb.co

"It’s an exciting time right now for many cannabis businesses. More and more states are legalizing marijuana and the public appetite for cannabis is huge.

But with the uncertainty of marijuana’s legal status at a federal level and states continuously tweaking their laws, business operators are right to remain concerned about the possibility of raids.

It’s incumbent upon business owners to know their rights, understand how raids work, and take appropriate steps to prepare in case the authorities come knocking. Raids can come from a variety of different authorities with jurisdiction over your dispensary or grow house.

The federal government has the authority to raid any cannabis business at any time, thanks to marijuana’s “contraband” status under the Controlled Substances Act. While federal raids were less common during the Obama Administration, the question of whether the Trump Administration will crack down on cannabis is a big unknown."

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