OC Register- Several employees at a Santa Ana medical marijuana clinic were briefly detained Wednesday after police converged on the collective for the second time in less than two months and shut it down.
The closure followed the execution of a search warrant at the Sky High Holistic dispensary for violating a city ordinance prohibiting dispensaries, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Police previously had pushed for Sky High to cease operations, but the dispensary continued to market medical marijuana online and even sold pot to an undercover officer, Bertagna said.
Police also raided Sky High on May 26. Video footage from that operation shot by a hidden camera seemingly shows officers eating marijuana candies as well as a female officer insulting a disabled woman who runs the collective.
And there you have it folks. That, in a nutshell, is why people find it so damn easy to hate the police. It's not because they are one giant buzzkill that is trying to ruin fun faster than Roger Goodell. It's not because they don't provide a very necessary service to society. It's because hypocrisy is a occupational hazard in their line of work. The cop that talks down to you after you run a red light? The same asshole that turns on his siren and flies through a stop light even if he has nowhere to be. The same dickhead that will drive 40 MPH on a highway to intentionally catch people speeding? The same guy that will go 90 MPH in the fast lane and force you to get out of the way.The cop that gave someone in our group a ticket on 4th of July for drinking out of a bottle on the beach? That dude is probably one poorly cooked dinner away from a drinking problem.
I have never been in a position of authority like that, but it's amazing how impossible it seems for a cop to turn off 'God mode' and use his past experiences as a rational human being to handle a situation in a non-confrontational way. I have no problem with law enforcement sucking down some weed candies on their off day. They are just as prone, if not more so, to being degenerate assholes as each and every single one of us. Just don't barge into the very same dispensary like you are looking Osama just a few weeks later. A place run by a bunch of potheads doesn't exactly need a raid. Just throw down a trail of pizza to the back of the cop car, and go in for a little looksie. Simple as that. I know society needs order, but this also isn't Tijuana. Once the police force decides to work in accordance with society to apprehend actual criminals instead of flashing their insecurities through overbearing self righteousness, we'll be better off. Potheads and all.