By Steve Elliott
A medical marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, California, where police were filmed during a May raid eating cannabis edibles, was searched again on Monday by officers and ordered to close.
Sky High Collective was raided by Santa Ana police, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, report Scott Shewbake and Alma Fausto at the Orange County Register.
The search warrant indicated police had confiscated about 22 pounds of cannabis edibles, computers, electronic tablets, and digital video recorders from the dispensary.
Santa Ana Code Enforcement Department officers "red tagged" Sky High and a smaller dispensary a few doors away, meaning both shops are prohibited from further operation.
Southern California Edison has cut off electricity to Sky High, according to Bertagna.
Several Sky High patients who visited the dispensary on Monday were disappointed to discover it had been shut down. "It's like your favorite store getting closed," said Christian Vasquez.
"They've already closed it a couple of times, but they open back up," said Omar Tawil of Tustin. "I guess it's on to the next one."
Last year, Santa Ana voters approved Measure BB, which enables the city to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. The city had a lottery to select 20 dispensary operators; Sky High wasn't among those chosen.
So far, just three licensed dispensaries have opened in Santa Ana.