UPLAND >> Upland cops shut down 4 unlawful medical marijuana dispensaries over two days — three of them inside the identical strip mall — authorities stated.
Six individuals have been additionally arrests through the operations, in accordance with Upland police, who have been assisted by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Division.
“It’s an ongoing operation as we handle the dispensaries within the metropolis,” Upland police Cap. Anthony Yoakum stated Monday.
Medicinal marijuana dispensaries are banned from working within the metropolis by means of a metropolis ordinance.
The primary dispensary, situated within the one hundred block of North Second Avenue in a strip mall, was shut down final week Wednesday, Yoakum stated.
“On Friday of final week, the sheriff’s division served eviction notices and ended up shutting down all three there,” he stated. Amongst these getting an eviction discover was the dispensary shut down Wednesday.
The next day, Saturday, officers shut down a fourth dispensary on Ninth Road and Vincent Avenue. Six staff have been arrested for violations of municipal codes that are misdemeanors, he stated.
Within the final yr, the town spent $285,000 making an attempt to eradicate unlawful dispensaries in accordance with a metropolis official.
In September, the Metropolis Council unanimously agreed on a complete ban of marijuana-associated exercise within the metropolis. The ordinance helps the town regulate marijuana regardless of the statewide approval of Proposition sixty four permitting leisure marijuana. Everlasting laws by the state aren’t anticipated to be enacted till 2018.
Nevertheless, in October, metropolis leaders acquired four,seven hundred signatures asking that they overturn the 2016 ordinance establishing a marijuana ban.
The council was anticipated to vote Monday night time on whether or not to overturn the ban or depart the choice as much as the voters by means of a particular election, which might value the financially strapped metropolis a minimal of $one hundred,000.
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