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The city of Jamestown shut down illegal cannabis dispensaries, located at 214 Fairmount Ave., and 29 North Main St., on Friday.
A news release from the mayor’s office said the businesses had not yet received licenses to sell cannabis from the state Office of Cannabis Management. The businesses did not comply with a cease-and-desist order from the Jamestown Department of Development when a complaint that the businesses were selling cannabis was filed two weeks ago.
“I fully support legal cannabis and the potential for legal dispensaries in Jamestown,” said Mayor Eddie Sundquist in a statement. “However, these businesses must comply with the law and have a license from the proper authorities. The illegal selling of a highly-regulated drug out of a storefront is completely unacceptable. Under my administration, we will enforce the law and shut down any business that is selling cannabis illegally.”
Friday’s action was the first reported issue in the city, but the issue of businesses selling marijuana products without a state license has been festering across the state since shortly after the state Legislature approved legalized marijuana sales.
As of mid-July, the state Office of Cannabis Management had issued stern