The Oregon State Police Southwest Region (OSP) Drug Enforcement Section team served a search warrant Thursday at five industrial-sized warehouses in White City, 오레곤, 경찰은 말했다.
아래에 Oregon state law
, 성인 21 and over may use cannabis within specified limits
, but it is illegal to manufacture marijuana without a license
. 오레곤 legalized recreational marijuana
In last week’s bust, police said that OSP, Drug Enforcement Administration and officers from local law enforcement agencies seized the large cache of marijuana and a gun over two days.
“This is a very involved investigation and will be ongoing for several weeks
,” OSP said in a 보도 자료
OSP said investigators found that several of the individuals at the warehouses — who were initially detained, 식별, interviewed and released — were migrant workers living on site. Police called the living conditions “subpar” and noted they lacked running water.
The seizure comes at a time when legalized marijuana is flourishing.
Sales 히트 $ 20 billion in 2020
, are on pace to top
$ 26 billion this year
, and are projected to leapfrog to
$ 45.9 billion in
2025, according to data from Marijuana Business Daily that were shared at the MJBizCon
, the industry’s annual trade show
The nearly $ 46 billion in sales would make the cannabis industry larger than the craft beer industry, said Chris Walsh, chief executive officer and president of MJBizDaily.