Early Wednesday morning the Care By Design (CBD Guild) production facilities in Santa Rosa, California and Sonoma County were searched and temporarily closed by the Santa Rosa Police Department and the DEA (Federal Drug Enforcement Administration). Law enforcement seized equipment, computers, product, payroll, payroll taxes and financial paperwork, and detained Dennis Franklin Hunter, a founding patient-member of CBD Guild.
Initially, the court set Dennis' bail at $5 million dollars. However, he was released within 48 hours and no charges have been filed at this time. Employees were granted re-entry to the facilities this morning, where an all-employee meeting was held.
Nick Caston, spokesman for CBD Guild stated today: "The company will work closely with government officials and law enforcement to swiftly resolve the investigation and address any and all concerns regarding our operations. We maintain our strong commitment to operating with full transparency. Our main focus is resuming operations and providing our thousands of patients with the medicine that they depend on. For some of our patients this is truly a matter of life or death."
Dennis Hunter commented that he has been overwhelmed by the support CBD Guild has received. "We have heard from thousands of patients expressing their heartfelt hope that CBD Guild can continue making safe and effective cannabis medicines available as soon as possible"
Company officials are asking California medical marijuana patients to voice their support for medical marijuana companies operating within the state guidelines and current regulations. Visit the companies' websites for more information: CBD.org and ABX.org.
Source: press release