Disrespectful Dispensary Raid Gets Cops In Trouble

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A few months back, there was a huge story that came out along with a video that showed a group of police officers in Southern California raiding a dispensary. The cannabis industry in used to raids due to the classification of the plant but if you watched this video, you could immediately tell that there was something different about this raid. These cops weren’t doing things normally. The three Santa Ana police officers were caught on tape eating edibles from the dispensary, insulting a patient in a wheelchair, and playing darts while the taxpayers supplied their paychecks. This group of disrespectful officers even went as far as to attempt to destroy the security tapes but missed a hidden one at Sky High Holistic, the unfortunate dispensary.

In the video, the police can be seen bursting in through the doors of the dispensary with a battering ram. They can be heard shouting and yelling at the patients in the store to get down on the ground and put their hands behind their heads. They escort patients out of the store and begin to destroy the place, ripping security cameras out of the walls, removing the DVR player and the flat screen TV. A few of the officers even take edibles from under the counter and begin eating them, saying terrible things about the patients they just escorted out. “Did you punch that one legged old benita?” asks a male officer in the video. His female coworker replies, “I was about the kick her in her f*cking nub.”

While the video shows the officers eating candy bars and one commenting that he “felt lightheaded”, they claimed that they did not eat any of the edibles in the store, but rather the non-medicated food that was kept on site for the staff to eat. This group of bullies even asked that the video not be shown to the public because it violates their rights of privacy. A judge in Orange County Superior Court, Judge Ronald Bauer, disagreed, saying “[police] should not expect privacy in their on duty performance of an official function at a marijuana dispensary. They have made no claim that their work required secrecy or that it would be impeded by public review.”

However convincing this group of terrible people thought they were, their story fell short and the three were fired from the Santa Ana Police Department, according to reports. Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas, and Jorge Arroyo were all let go earlier this year, Sontag and Quijas had their last day on May 6th, while Arroyo got to add some salt to his wounds and had his last day on the famous April 20th.

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Stoners United

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The drug war has been going on for years, to obviously no avail. There are still millions of dollars worth of drugs that get trafficked all over the world. Marijuana has suffered the most out of those. To be compared with heroin and cocaine is unfair to say the least. This amazing plant that assists with so many illnesses cannot be lumped in to the same category as a drug that causes your teeth to fall out and doesn’t let you eat or sleep.

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In the past couple of years, marijuana support has exploded among the American population and all over the world. With more and more studies and articles being blasted over the internet, it’s hard to ignore the press for the plant to be legalized. More people are realizing that the pro-marijuana supports are no longer just hippies yelling about peace and love. We have facts to back up our statements, rather than rants that never really have a point. People have spent their lives working for this cause and that’s finally starting to show. Even police officers are accepting the fact that there is nothing they can do about it anymore. You can’t stop the inevitable.

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With new information constantly flowing in front of people, the truth is hard to ignore. Technology surrounding cannabis is advancing quickly. Scientists are able to produce hash oil that negates cancer cells with a THC content of over 90%. People that are under going chemo use the plant to help them eat and sleep. There are so many different aches and pains that cannabis cures. Headache? Pot can fix it. Trouble sleeping? Smoke a bowl. I believe that everything was put here for a reason and cannabis is here to help us live better lives.

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With the majority of Americans supporting the legalization, it won’t be long before all of the states legalize it and the federal government won’t really have a say. We gain more support with every day that passes. Cannabis is in the news all the time and most of the stories are positive. Celebrities support it, politicians support it, and citizens support it. It brings all kinds of people together and unites them under a peaceful cause. What more can you really ask for?

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A Stoners Best Way To Deal With Cops

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A Stoners Best Way To Deal With Cops

The constant rivalry between potheads and cops has been around since the government made weed illegal. We’re always hearing about cops treating stoners unfairly and obviously stoners are usually friendly people that have no problem communicating with most people.

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Cops stereotype people daily and no stoners likes being arrested for puffing on a joint. Is there a way to stay below the cops radar enough to avoid interaction completely?

Growing up with cops as parents meant they were extremely strict and I was always scared that they would find out that I smoked and arrest me. But I feel like now, it helped me out. I know the laws and I know how to deal with cops. It’s really quite simple. Most cops are on a power trip and you just have to know how to act without being a twerp to get them to leave you alone. When my parents used their cop attitudes on me, I began to learn that the more you just let them puff out their chests, the better.

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The basic rule; if you act like a jerk, they’re going to give you trouble. If you get pulled over when you’re stoned and the cop is asking you questions, answer them. Don’t be a smartass. Be as honest as possible without screwing yourself over. The majority of cops will not treat you badly if you don’t give them serious attitude. Give them your license and registration right when they walk up to your window. I’ve had a cop pull me over and ask me if I had pot. That was the first thing he said to me. Didn’t ask for my license or anything. He just claimed that my car smelled like weed. For the record, it did. I had just hit my one hitter before getting on the highway. Besides the point. That cop only pulled me over because he had stereotyped my lowered car as a punk’s vehicle.

Cops are doing their jobs. They might not agree with the laws but they are there to attempt to uphold them. I’ve also had cops in my apartment with a quarter pound on my living room table and they didn’t give a single care. And seeing as how I’m not in a legal OR medical state, that’s a huge deal. If you’re not violent and rude with them, chances are they’re not going to give you trouble. Every single time I’ve had a run in with the police, I have been stoned or in possession of a large amount of visible weed. Acting like a knowledgeable, intelligent person will deter the police from attempting to arrest you over the roach that’s still smoking in your car’s ashtray.

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Someday, the cops will be smoking joints with us but until then, we have to respect each other. If you live in an illegal state, you have to realize that you’re going to run in to cops, especially if you like to broadcast that you enjoy pot by wearing weed clothing. There are police that are just out for blood and will give you trouble no matter how nice you are to them. I realize that it’s difficult to speak to them sometimes and attempt to comprehend the reasoning behind their rude ways. You just have to remember that there will be a day when you can smoke a joint with the cop who might have once confiscated your bud! 🙂

A Stoners Best Way To Deal With Cops