Even though weed will be legal in a few months, the illegal trade is still alive and well in Calfornia.
For example, Yolo County officials announced the seizure of $6 million worth of marijuana this week, continuing a string of enforcement actions in the Sacramento region.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said deputies seized more than 2,000 plants at three locations during raids on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. The raids followed seizures by officials in Yuba County, Roseville and Elk Grove this month, which netted more than 7,000 plants, according to the agencies.
The plants were seized from outdoor grows in Yolo, said Sgt. Matthew Davis, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. Marijuana grows in other parts of the region this month were allegedly in houses.
As government regulation jacks up the price, expect the illegal market to continue to thrive.