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Lawsuit aims to keep CA highway patrol from assisting federal marijuana enforcement

class action lawsuit filed in San Francisco County Superior Court is asking a California judge to block the state’s highway patrol from seizing and turning over cash and other assets from state-legal marijuana companies to federal authorities.

The lawsuit stems from a case that began in September, when employees from a Humboldt County distribution company, Wild Rivers Transport, were stopped by California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers while returning to their corporate headquarters after making a delivery of marijuana products to the Los Angeles area.

According to the newly filed lawsuit, more than $257,000 in cash was seized by CHP and turned over to U.S. Department of Homeland Security officers.

“CHP has gone rogue, and they’re going to continue to do it until they’re stopped,” attorney Matt Kumin, who is representing Wild Rivers, said during a news conference.

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Published: December 17, 2018

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