Disrespectful Dispensary Raid Gets Cops In Trouble

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A few months back, there was a huge story that came out along with a video that showed a group of police officers in Southern California raiding a dispensary. The cannabis industry in used to raids due to the classification of the plant but if you watched this video, you could immediately tell that there was something different about this raid. These cops weren’t doing things normally. The three Santa Ana police officers were caught on tape eating edibles from the dispensary, insulting a patient in a wheelchair, and playing darts while the taxpayers supplied their paychecks. This group of disrespectful officers even went as far as to attempt to destroy the security tapes but missed a hidden one at Sky High Holistic, the unfortunate dispensary.

In the video, the police can be seen bursting in through the doors of the dispensary with a battering ram. They can be heard shouting and yelling at the patients in the store to get down on the ground and put their hands behind their heads. They escort patients out of the store and begin to destroy the place, ripping security cameras out of the walls, removing the DVR player and the flat screen TV. A few of the officers even take edibles from under the counter and begin eating them, saying terrible things about the patients they just escorted out. “Did you punch that one legged old benita?” asks a male officer in the video. His female coworker replies, “I was about the kick her in her f*cking nub.”

While the video shows the officers eating candy bars and one commenting that he “felt lightheaded”, they claimed that they did not eat any of the edibles in the store, but rather the non-medicated food that was kept on site for the staff to eat. This group of bullies even asked that the video not be shown to the public because it violates their rights of privacy. A judge in Orange County Superior Court, Judge Ronald Bauer, disagreed, saying “[police] should not expect privacy in their on duty performance of an official function at a marijuana dispensary. They have made no claim that their work required secrecy or that it would be impeded by public review.”

However convincing this group of terrible people thought they were, their story fell short and the three were fired from the Santa Ana Police Department, according to reports. Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas, and Jorge Arroyo were all let go earlier this year, Sontag and Quijas had their last day on May 6th, while Arroyo got to add some salt to his wounds and had his last day on the famous April 20th.

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New Hampshire Opens First MMJ Dispensary

New Hampshire Opens First MMJ Dispensary | Stoner News

The east coast is much further behind on the cannabis legalization front than the west. There are no states on the east coast that have legalized the plant and some are just being plain stubborn. Take for example, New Hampshire. This small north eastern state legalized the use of medical marijuana nearly three years ago and now, in 2016, the first one has finally opened in Plymouth. Sanctuary ATC is one of only three companies that have been selected to run dispensaries in the Granite State. The other shops include Temescal Wellness (which will be opening in Dover and Lebanon this spring) and Prime ATC, scheduled to open this summer in Merrimack.

Patients are tired of waiting for their medical cannabis in the state of New Hampshire. As opiate addiction and overdose deaths soar, people are terrified to use the traditional painkillers that are given out at the doctors. Many are beginning to look towards cannabis as an alternative treatment. While Sanctuary ATC is the only dispensary allowed to be open to the public right now, Temescal and Prime ATC hope to be open and running by the summer, if not sooner.

At the end of April, there were 613 patients and 39 caregivers that had been approved for New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program, according to the state. There were over 800 people that applied for the program and only three patients have been denied. The rest of the applications were incomplete as submitted but the state has been trying to notify those who have incomplete applications in order to get them in to the program by filling the forms out correctly. Patients as of right now can only register to one dispensary but the numbers for each location seem good; 147 people have signed up for Sanctuary ATC’s location, 136 with Prime ATC in Merrimack, and a combined 170 for the two Temescal Wellness locations. These totals also don’t include people who have been approved but still do not have a physical card for the program.

Even though the small state of New Hampshire has taken a while to get the ball rolling on the medical marijuana program, they will hopefully be able to implement a stable program that will assist in getting their heroin epidemic under control. For such a small area, New Hampshire has some of the highest overdose rates due to opiates in the country. While the state pays to build liquor stores on the highway, patients are struggling to cope with their chronic pain while avoiding painkillers and other patients are dying, like Linda Horan, who sued New Hampshire in order to get her medical marijuana in Maine, since the state took so long to implement the dispensary program. Now that the first shop is open, patients in the Granite State finally have safe medicine to look forward to in the coming months.

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Girl Scout Targets Marijuana Dispensary

Girl Scout Targets Marijuana Dispensary

San Francisco Girl Scout Danielle Lei sold an average of more than one box of cookies per minute Sunday in front of The Green Cross dispensary.

She’s back!

Danielle Lei, the entrepreneurial San Francisco Girl Scout who made international headlines in 2014 with her sales table’s location — in front of a medical marijuana dispensary — is back for another year and is already cleaning house.

Lei braved the oncoming winter storm Sunday to set up her booth in front of The Green Cross dispensary — a permitted shop in the south of San Francisco. Again, Lei cleaned up on dispensary customers, as marijuana is a clinically proven appetite stimulant.

Lei reports selling a total of 208 boxes in about two hours Sunday — nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560. “That’s pretty cool,” Lei wrote The Green Cross. “ I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of your store.”

The super trooper has to sell 440 more boxes to reach her 1,000-box goal and is likely to return to The Green Cross this week.

San Francisco’s long-regulated medical cannabis dispensaries have a sterling safety record.

Danielle’s mother Carol supervises the sales, and said last year that she brings her daughters to different parts of the city each year to teach them about different sub-cultures in the City.

Girl Scouts in Colorado are banned from selling near cannabis outlets, reports indicate. But Girl Scouts in Arizona and elsewhere have run with Lei’s idea.

Article from: http: blog.sfgate.com

Girl Scout Targets Marijuana Dispensary