Medical Marijuana Smuggling Charges Against Ex-Vireo Health Officers Upheld
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Medical Marijuana Smuggling Charges Against Ex-Vireo Health Officers Upheld

The case is focused on whether state laws sufficiently addressed smuggling medical marijuana across state borders.

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Minnesota's state Court of Appeals has upheld criminal charges filed against two cannabis company officers accused of smuggling medical marijuana from Minnesota to New York.

The appellate decision Monday rejected the ex-Vireo Health officers’ bid to have the charges tossed, clearing the way for a potential trial.

The two former officers of Vireo, which has New York dispensaries in White Plains and Johnson City, are accused of using the company's armored vehicle to illegally transport medical cannabis oil from Minnesota to New York in December 2015.

The case is focused on whether state laws sufficiently addressed smuggling medical marijuana across state borders.

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