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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Busted For Selling Products Illegally

Posted at 7:05 PM, Jan 28, 2013

KENT COUNTY, Mich– The Kent County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted an investigation, where they busted three different medical marijuana dispensaries for selling their products to people without a medical marijuana card.

“I think they are kind of stretching the law,” said Det. Lt. Ron Gates, Kent County Sheriff’s Office. “They’re not suppose to make a profit and a lot of them are in it for profit obviously they have to make a living, they have to pay for the building and pay for the equipment.”

The edible products are made by extracting Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from the plant, which is the active ingredient in marijuana. Gates said they can then turn that into butter and place that in just about anything.

“A lot of these dispensaries are actually making the edible food that they are selling to some of their patients and selling it to some people that aren’t,” Gates said.

Friday, students at Three Rivers High School were caught with suspected marijuana laced candy on them. School administrators found out about this, through and anonymous tip. Law enforcement thinks people could be getting products like this marijuana laced candy, from dispensaries that are selling the product illegally.

“They get five patients that they can sell to and we and we have received information through silent observer, through informants that they are selling to more than the five that they’re allowed,” Gates said.

The Kent County Vice Unit has brought charges on three different dispensaries for selling their products to people without a medical marijuana card.