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Flying High in the Sky

When Santa Ana, Calif., started licensing medical marijuana dispensaries, it only gave out 20 permits, and Sky High Holistic didn’t get one. So they weren’t completely surprised when they were raided. The store’s surveillance footage shows at least eight officers entering the store with guns drawn, and ordering customers and workers to the ground. Then, officers were seen removing the surveillance cameras — except for one hidden camera the store had placed in anticipation of the raid. That camera kept running as officers began smelling, then allegedly eating, the store’s marijuana edibles. The group seemed to enjoy themselves as they laughed and continued eating. The store released an edited video to the media, and the Santa Ana Police Department is conducting an internal investigation. “We’re obviously concerned about the conduct that we saw in the edited video,” said police Cmdr. Chris Revere. “We’re also concerned that the video was heavily edited. We’d like to see the original video in its unedited version.” Revere said he “couldn’t say for certain” if the officers were consuming pot edibles in the video. (MS/KTLA Los Angeles) ...If they can’t do a blood test, just put out several bags of Doritos and see what happens.
Original Publication Date: 28 June 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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