If You Happen To Find $500,000 Worth Of Cannabis Oil, Authorities Would Like A Word With You

According to search warrants, a former employee of Vireo Health has accused the company of illegally transporting a half million dollars worth of medical marijuana oil out of state. And in the course of investigating the matter, local authorities have found some troubling problems with inventory tracking at a production facility in Otsego.

Members of the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension - which we're pretty sure is just a fancy name for police officers in the same way sanitation engineers is an alternative title for garbage collectors - executed search warrants and found the CMO of the company had moved some 5,580 grams of product out of a production facility in such a way that their final destination went untracked with inventory management.

In response, the company claims inventory tracking discrepancies happened as a result of a common software problem, and that the missing cannabis oil was simply destroyed, which is apparently a perfectly reasonable thing to do if you're in the business of producing cannabis oil.

The Minnesota Health Department's spokesperson, Michael Schommer, told the StarTribune the ongoing investigation does not relate to the safety of any medication, which means the potential recipients of the alleged missing cannabis oil quite likely have perfectly good medical marijuana in their hands.

h/t StarTribune


In the past few months, the stream of alarming news about the dangers of vaporizer cartridges has put some cannabis consumers on high alert. Since March, more than 2,000 people have gotten sick, and 40 people have died from illnesses related to vaping (VAPI, or vaping associated pulmonary injury). It is believed that the large majority of those who had become ill had used THC oil carts bought from illicit markets.

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