Pot Munchie Plant Busted By DEA
In what seems like a scene out of the show "Weeds" the Feds raided a factory that was adding a little extra herbal flavor to it's products. Tainted Inc. was treated to a raid on Wednesday.
based in Oakland was being a bang up business with it's candy bars, cookies, marshmallow pies, ice cream, peanut butter, jelly, energy drinks and "Rice Krispy treats" made for those who use marijuana as a medical aide.
Agents from DEA took away the goodies along with 460 leafy plants. The company also produced chocolate-covered pretzels and a special zesty hemp blend of BBQ sauce.
Three people, Jessica Sanders, Michael Anderson and Diallo McLinn were arrested in the raid that took place on Wednesday. The owner of the company Michael Martin got away and is now a fugitive.
The company was shipping their food munchies to dispensaries throughout California and Seattle. Holland's city of Amsterdam and Vancouver, Canada was also on the shipping routes.
So why all the fuss for a medical Mary Jane operation? It seems the DEA doesn't like the fact that baked goods with hemp makes for a longer lasting and more potent experience.
And it also may have to do with the fact that the plants don't always follow state laws. Oops.
"This appears to be represent, once again, the federal government taking umbrage with the fact that California has legalized medical marijuana for medical patients," Sanders' attorney, Randolph Daar, told the San Francisco Chronicle. Lawyers for McLinn and Anderson had no comment.
"These items could have harmful effects on a user, especially the unsuspecting ones," DEA agent Javier Pena said. "We will continue to shut down these production lines, one marijuana-candy factory at a time."