By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town
Deputies returned two pounds of seized cannabis to a California dispensary on Friday after a court ruled that the marijuana had been improperly confiscated.
The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department confiscated two pounds of marijuana from Common Roots Collective during a shakedown, I mean "inspection, on December 1. But the dispensary's lawyer argued that the deputies violated federal law, since authorities, including code enforcement officers, had entered the property on an inspection order and not a search warrant, reports CBS 13.
The court ruled in favor of the dispensary three weeks later.
"The police are being kind enough to return it to us before Christmas," said attorney John Fuery.
The sheriff's department claimed it believed it acted lawfully when they grabbed the ganja, according to unlucky spokesman Jason Ramos. But Ramos claimed the department "had no problem complying with the terms of the order" and had no plans to appeal the court's decision.
Common Roots maintains that it is operating legally as a collective under California's medical marijuana law, despite recent saber-rattling from the feds, and dispensary owners said they will fight any future legal action in court.
Article From Toke of the Town and republished with special permission.