Pot Food Factory Shut Down

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Federal agents in San Francisco say they have shut down a factory that made food products laced with marijuana.

The so-called "enhanced" snacks were apparently intended for medical users of the drug and included barbecue sauce and chocolate-covered pretzels.

The Drug Enforcement Administration says three people are under arrest and a fourth is being sought. The agency says they ran an Oakland-based operation called Tainted Inc. that supplied food products to medical marijuana dispensaries throughout California and in Seattle, Vancouver and Amsterdam.

Along with hundreds of marijuana plants, agents seized pot-laced products including candy bars, cookies, ice cream and energy drinks.

A lawyer for one of the suspects says it's another case of the federal government ignoring California law that legalized marijuana for medical patients.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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