Report: Raided dispensary back in business in Thousand Palms

Desert Cann Wellness Center (Google)

The Desert Cann Wellness Center, which was raided on Halloween after authorities said they had been operating in an area of Riverside County that did not allow for dispensaries, is back in business again under a different name, according to KESQ.

The dispensary saw 1,1150 marijuana plants, 21 pounds of processed cannabis, and more than $9,000 in cash taken by the county’s Cannabis Regulation Task Force in October, but now those who work nearby say, they are operating again.

A viewer told News Channel 3 its doors were open and people were seen walking in and out of the building.

“They came in and raided and it looks like they’re operational now,” said Jos Bosch, owner of the neighboring Bosch Baking.

Bosch says traffic isn’t as busy as it used to be before the raid but sees clear signs of an operating business.

Bosch told the TV channel he is not sure what they are doing inside the business, but that  he could smell them, “burning it off again.”

An employee told KESQ that it’s a new delivery business called Speakeasy Wellness and provided a business card.

(Screengrab: KESQ)

The website for Desert Cann remains active and proclaims they are “committed to providing Coachella Valley, with Cannabis and it’s products of the highest quality.”  Neither Desert Cann or Speakeasy Wellness appears on Weedmaps, which basically serves as a Yelp for marijuana.

Riverside County is accepting applications for cannabis operations in unincorporated areas, such as where Desert Cann / Speakeasy Wellness is located, but no permits have been issued at this point.