Trouble Is "Growing" for SpeedWeed
By Dennis Romero
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 6:02 a.m.
SpeedWeed, a service that promises "medical marijuana delivered to your door," could be in more trouble today.
The City Attorney's office has already asked a judge to ban SpeedWeed in Los Angeles, arguing that local law does not allow commercial cannabis delivery. Courts seem to agree with that stance.
Now, authorities say, a three-warehouse bust of pot growing operations that included liquids, chocolates and hard candy labeled as "infused with THC" could allegedly be connected to the service.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement this week that Canoga Park neighbors made contact "to voice their suspicion of marijuana cultivation in the area"
That led to an investigation by the LAPD's Topanga Area Narcotics Enforcement Detail and Gang and by Narcotics Division detectives, who obtained a warrant to search the warehouses in the 8500 block of Canoga Avenue last week.
What did they find?
More than 10,000 pot plants, 300 pounds of "liquids, chocolates and hard candy labeled as 'inflused with THC,' and more than $7,000 cash, the LAPD alleged in a statement. The cannabis, 2,400 pounds worth, has a wholesale value of $4.8 million, cops said.
One of the three locations "was connected to a large scale marijuana delivery service in the city of Los Angeles and surrounding areas," according to the statement.
While cops remained mum on the suspected service, the L.A. City Attorney's office confirmed to us that it is SpeedWeed.
In last month's request for an injunction against the service, the office alleges that the SpeedWeed, which promises delivery to qualified patients who use a toll-free number or its website, "both sells and delivers marijuana."
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Susan Soares has written for Cannabis Now Magazine, Alternet, and Sensi Magazine.