Sweeping Weedmaps subpoena underscores US government’s continued scrutiny of marijuana industry

  • When the U.S. marijuana industry learned of a federal grand jury subpoena served to Weedmaps owner Ghost Management Group, the news was an eye-opener for many in the business.
  • The company came under fire from California officials in early 2018 for advertising illegal marijuana retailers, a practice Weedmaps changed as of January .
  • So this is a criminal investigation, said San Francisco-based attorney Henry Wykowski, a former federal prosecutor who’s worked with California cannabis companies for more than a decade.
  • The subpoena demands any and all documents related to at least 40 different business entities and 17 individuals with whom Weedmaps has apparently worked in some capacity.
  • South Bay CRC, short for South Bay Compassionate Relief Collective, which was once a registered nonprofit medical marijuana collective in San Jose but currently is listed as suspended.
  • This was the first I’d heard of it at all, said Adam Knopf, an executive with Golden State Greens Point Loma, one of the legal retailers identified in the subpoena.

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