Dana Point Shuts Down 3 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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DANA POINT (AP) — A Southern California coastal city has shut down three medical marijuana dispensaries for routine building and municipal code violations.

The city of Dana Point on Monday shut off utilities and closed the Beach Cities Collective, Holistic Health and The Point Alternative Care. Orange County sheriff’s investigators served search warrants Friday at Point Alternative, but no details are available on that search.

The city and dispensaries have been at odds for 18 months over Dana Point’s efforts to obtain dispensary records, including client names, as part of an investigation on whether the pot shops are operating legally.

The Orange County Register says the city then sued to shut down the dispensaries.

Lawyers for two shuttered dispensaries say they will go to court to reopen the businesses.

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