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The Santa Ana City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an enforcement plan to shut down illegal pot shops in the city now that Santa Ana residents voted Nov. 4 to legalize and tax medical marijuana collectives, according to the OC Register.

Under the plan, city officials will begin shutting down illegal stores after Feb. 5, which is when city officials are scheduled to have sorted out which shops will be allowed to continue operating, according to the Voice of OC.

Santa Ana Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Graphic courtesy of Weedmaps

The law requires that medical marijuana dispensaries be at least 1,000 ft. away from schools, parks and residential areas and have a minimum 500 ft. distance from other medical marijuana dispensaries, which will be levied a tax that ranges from 5 percent to 10 percent of gross sales.

Figuring out where the medical marijuana dispensaries are will be easy.  The Santa Ana Police Department can look up all the local medical marijuana dispensaries on Weedmaps.

Under the proposed plan, six police officers, two community preservation inspectors, a forensic auditor and an assistant city attorney would be added to enforce the measure. On top of that, the council decided to add another legal professional to the team, according to the OC Register.

Say adios to the medical marijuana dispensaries for now – but a few of them will be back soon, all clustered in two industrial zones.

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3 thoughts on “The City of Santa Ana can now shut down all the medical marijuana dispensaries”
  1. yea awesome. Now these potheads are going to be buying their weed at the stater bros and target parking lots all over town. you are going to start noticing a lot more foot traffic at your shady neighbor’s houses too at all times of day and night. neighborhood dealers everywhere are celebrating. good job!

  2. When i was running/kicking it in the streets (about 15 yrs ago) i dont remember young guys needing marijuana for some physical ailment. And now you see the dispensaries lined up with teenagers and their skatboard waiting to get their medicine (HIGH) because something is wrong with them. LOL what a joke this society has come to. This country is going down the tubes.

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