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Feds Want Calif. Pot Regulators Forced To Answer Subpoena

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 12:12 PM EDT) -- The federal government's bid to make California's cannabis regulator turn over documents related to three businesses has raised goosebumps in the industry, but it remains to be seen if the move marks a turning point for the feds' largely hands-off approach to the state-legal pot industry.

The petition, filed Monday by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California, says the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting a criminal investigation in the San Diego area related to marijuana and seeks an order forcing the California Bureau of Cannabis Control to comply with a subpoena for the documents.

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