DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo features speakers, retailers selling medical marijuana smoking paraphernalia and a special tent available for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medicine. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Santa Clara County narcotics agents raided a large medical marijuana dispensary Friday, seizing hundreds of pounds of forcing the dispensary to shut down.
The special enforcement team seized 100 pounds of pot and two freezers full of marijuana edibles from Angel’s Care Collective on Laurelwood Road during the Friday raid.
The raid was prompted by suspicions the place was selling cannabis to people who don’t have licenses but the real reason it was targeted was because they were allegedly making a profit, officials said.
Medical marijuana clubs are required by state law to be nonprofit.
This is the third task force raid in Santa Clara County within the past two weeks. San Jose has nearly 80 medical marijuana dispensaries now and Santa Clara Police Chief Steve Lodge told the paper he suspects many of them might be operating illegally. Lodge warns that some of those other dispensaries might also be at risk for police raids.
San Jose voters will decide next month whether to tax medical marijuana dispensaries in the city at 10 percent. If it passes, it would be the highest tax on medi-pot clubs in the country.