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"If you go to an area that's limited access, there's not


overhead clearance, there's no defensible space, the
chance of defending those houses decreases exponen-

Several homes were destroyed In Modjeska Canyon


durlnQ the 2007 Santlaqo fire.

SEE FIRE- PAGE 4

A DISJOINTED
APPROACH TO POT
Anaheim battles dispensaries
while Santa Aha, Costa Mesa
move toward allowing them.
BY ART MARROQUIN, .JORDAN GRAHAM
nd ALEJANDRA MOLINA

STAFF WRITERS

Tony Jalali believes medical marijuana


should be accessible. Still, he is evicting a small
dispensary in an office complex under orders
from Anaheim officials.
Meanwhile, in Costa Mesa, Joyce Weitzberg .
is hoping to reopen hel' cannabis collective in a
town where leaders have reversed course. and
are now taking steps to regulate and tax marijuana sales.
Between those cities is Santa Ana, where Cypress Hill rapper "B-Real" last week won a lottel]' that puts him on a path to legally distribute
medical marijuana in the city.
Dazed and confused'? There's reason for
that. Orange County communities are taking
dramatically differing stands to deal with th~
SEE POT- PAGE 16

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While Anaheim closes pot shops, Costa Mesa could allow


reQulated dispensaries as soon as May.

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j ~~, Feb. 8, 2015

POT: Cities balance needs of residents, fear of rogue operations


"""- "ith
proIIIo-notion of

1I....1icinal

"'" obopo -

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!lfI.f,r 'Qt~ .. 31'1'"",,,d a sUI-

te'oridt ..-........ Lo,pJiriIlfI


ulOldle1l! marijlana.
'llhlnk thot d;".",...panry
""""'" !'rom ml",,"k~
Mlllldin:p;
1Ii<~" and
........., I~ an \"'" oth<

"n "n"

Lau" month. ~ SUp<'T'"


Court~n>ledtll!olJ"

8hd"'''''''tdcM-n~

H<>Iilotlc C""" tx><,,,,,,,,, Au


Mim !\los the ri>I to _
fo",," i... prohibllMm OIl
pell-~

"",\or ofth~ Om"",, Coun


Iy Cdl...-tiw AIli."".." an
,.n-"",..y groop fo:r II'II'dil'fll
rnarljuana dl""""""n... in
~c..unty.

"On "ne hand. Arw...;m


11M '-'Thar>ded and
~ \a .." that ...i11 be
dotrinwntnl to ""tlenlll,"
:<ntith oaid. 00 \be other.
)"OU'''' .....kill a Vrov<i,... attitudll (or .. r" .......Pd tliminIotiz1c annab"
proh\bltk>n:

ANAHEIM'S 'GAMl OF
WHACII.-A-MOlE'
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tho """,~

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""o! ""'Ilpl.xitic.
of A""],,,irn". ~o di!<p<'11"
... ry ........, In...mo In the
1",,\

otI,dIt )"".MI.
r-n ogo. tho rod

.....1,.,.....","",,1 ond AnaIwlm _'h mod l,,,....ui


op~ Joiali

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r... ......

N.,....(~M.-a._1'r<n

10

~'1;

,,-h;'h ...
trIIIlIIII open. A h.",ri"iC Is
""hO<IUlOO (or Ia'er IWo
monlh to do..lermi".. ...1-..111
er .Ialali .. in conlempt 0(
_
ror r.llins 10 mu-

"""'kl ~lm to lur<> back rep-

dial~ly ~IOM! 11-..

Inhisti,. . f_ir@tho"'-.

ohoIlId 1-.. able to....", an offlct to al\l-'bOO). bul Ille .-Iy


io p.....-..nting me from P"'>"
vidillll & ..af~ h:\",n fOf' Jl"O"
pl~ who "'..... .....n..alll'lllri.

.........gh

u,abIo ~ flomo
Cily C""""il hlCln1-.. ... MId

"'" push is motIvohod by


compaoolion (or ... nnabis
p"tlenlll and 8 r.,..,. orboJlol

pot .h"".
",u. prop;orty _
I

A poolr rApetilinnll plnod

louis ........

_s_.

1M! .......,k. the Cily CoIln.-iI


lIdoplI law "Ilowillll W
cil}' to r>k>..r.il ..... <:rimi.-l

~.

~~~oo::-"tllt~
Gary Monahr.n, who 1-..lped
writ~ lho dnIt.. "I' <'OUId 'thedirre_ bet ..- . hr.,-_
ing liquor UC<',,,,,,,, .nd O<'!I-

""'-quenlly ckwd
of lhe auil.t.
Bu )"ellI" )at ....... judp

1'01')

""""11-...

tk t~. ~

lUI

medici,,,,1

pu~o

no)" said. We're jlt't

Mur-

1IoIdi"l!

om.-. u-.......,.,..t.obIe.mo will-

.,;gIlt monlhf ago 0/111",_


""nd floor of Jalali'. buildiDle. ,..hich
inour""'''' "me", donll"l'~

oo\8om..-""

run}, ,'lola", u... ~Ity'.law."

AnaMim. ,,Ili<h Mol 1'-"


.,...., ,,'ale' ~ p""-..r uILiIy. "..te olT difp<on_

~~"'''""~ r..... 0 - ......--. I'Iorr!IIO


a! &II Koiod _I M ....... "llh<>b ... u_m'",,,[a.o.

u..t

col~

riljht W~)'. Mid Couodhna"

"'I""k-~ "",I~

ability 10'- mari)l>ana rll'"

on

the .......

ti\-..s eould opI'U by 1'0111)'.


"If I,'. going to llapP"~
""l""S)'. 1 want 10 do il thoo

......bo\"~~'~ ~~.~.~=~. ~,

In 11'11' Jt>M/l1;, ...... onoth.-r


disp""""I')'. AnaJ>,.im H<>II ..

c-.

""""" Ir apl"""-...i

churge\! all"i"ot Iand]o","


- " ... Jalali who ,..,1
."...'" ,n,4<-Io1 nuuij.... '"
diop<"n..ri.'Il.
oW, .... 1~~.,<lI) 1'"')-;-"

..,n

Oc

an onIinan<-.. tbIll ...owd


l'<'!(UIOIO. tax snd a!low cnn
nabio ~ to operala In th..... InduItriIl

I(.banon~

\hoo}'.... "1",,.,,\;,\,11 iIleglll~'."


...Id Anaheim COW>I'iJ,.".
_n ""' Mm-n,). ,,-OO .. go
dleonissl tbe f<'lleral P
geAed
the
~
wrnment'. <_. Still. A... IIIJUIo>fIIn fall.
beIm puobtd .'-<1 ,,;\.11 ito
"",.~ An' POl . . . . . ...ytl>!lUi! Agtlino1 JaL~li. a
itlfl 10 haml"'r a patl~"'.

.pl...... In

to guannlH city,....
I.... ,,111 ha"" d]"",t oay
....It ynr 011 wbeU- iI.
W\io.-ea obould """'" ~
10toWn.
.u-I ollhot. the
1'01_ City Counoll migbI.
<'<)n!l ...... "" Hrly .. Apn1

ju.".: JolI1Iiaid.
Sin.", -.1012, Annheim ~.ly
.. HII r _
cltflt .... - "... _
" r _ II-........
orr.-..t. lla,.., paid $6O:!,Q:! Cypn
wtth A-.t Taft Jr. of Co.ta ""'" _tt ... 10th _ .. 'IId ......... ly M'*CtH In t .... c ity 01
10 lhe jav,' fIrn1 of Beot n&. Krieg<lr 10 d..rend tile ,.;. s.nt. ......'. pot <II.,_n ry iottlH"Y 011 '--""V

n.... fu-.1 n"'ri/<o'" . _ nt

........ e..........,.

p>I

hav"~orllplet"" a f\ntt draIt


of. ~ Law 1hr.1, if"'ll'
pro'l-...i by tho> """"",,1

J.lali Iw .in... ~ ... a

u...
~r: ul<\SI ...... Smitll m.di-

on.....

<1m."

H;' hUOITI<}-'

...... ppealiq<

3O-<IaJ.' """",Ion notirt'

2fI

"'Qpa .~roM town.


"'!bon ....... "" '" 001ie<'t;"-et< """l'IItb", witl"",t
p"t\etlu-' beet Inl~ in
mi....:
WI!I.id>ertt: aid.
"'Things ,,'N" not OK at lbe

AWf''''''

whe ..... bul. Iw>dfuI rA I\tOo


re~

are -,,)"111/1 open

1' uainjt gt'lM'l"IItort< 0.- car

bootte .....
Tho, risky J>"",lice hall
~'<I at IeMl th ..... 1'I-.
city ~ ..id. [n O<tober, fi .... flghu-... ..,.....,ed
di.~' worker ".,.......
"""'" 1' ~arbon n'IOno>ekho
fum". from an ilkoga[ly
~jtftIPI"O<tor.

Of lhe l71l pot. .hop.

i iiiiiiiO;;;ji<i'""'iiiilll

Irno:--m to """" oponted In


An.,IlI>im. 16 ",m~in O\I<'n,
M.-dI<-al .... rijuaI .. pat;"",
M.N JamM of AnWim
.. i,1 III
hn""
f~ her 10 "...-.:t- w
drv( fr-orn c\Mlle ... oel1ing on
w "treeUI ~ .t CMap
........... . - r Dim.ytaDd.
"What you""" d""" !o

cJ""".....

.,......te .. _ . y o u .......
ed bl.ck IIIaliot," Jamoc
told Ih" City Council W
do not m.. goirw WIIWr-ground
to II'"
pol. hut
you'"" gh-..n
usour
no c/)okoooo.

Anabrim C"...."II",vman
Lucilltt Kri,\,II .. id .It~ WM
"Y1I~ ..thKIc 10 J.~ .nd
otbe.. who .....d "",rijuana
to .... ~"'." pain. AI Kring'.
~ I"" City eo..ncil
"ill MIt "",Ie law"",ke,.,. 10
limit Ihesal~<>I'medioalma
rijuano. to ret.il ~
ciH, mtll<>. lhan 01 elle<>tim-_

'llhink thaI \bon Iwt '"


be a way lhal we ~an 1-..
eompMsionate ~ help W

peoplewhol .... lyr-'Ih'-,


Kring...td.

SANTA ANA BEGIItS


SHOP PERMIT PROCESS
Tho> luck ol the drno' wlU
the way for "PIli.

pa'"

Loulo< 'g.RMI" F..- and


19 0111", 10 """" ....... Iienl

marijuana

collect;..... [n

mill AIiJ !ali;: (!iii i"f.

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f~~~~~E~~~_1~~~~:;:~i~=~~~~;~1
.=. . . . _ )". . .
P"" "'IIalwl1lon fur

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trIIttl)'

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for

who

a;d
pLo".IO "",rOO
1It-,'

hi> elitcti"" l)r, ~nthumb ,n.... ID900 "",ri


j",,,,,,th.med oong. We,...
ju.ttt glad .....,.. been ~
~"

On Thursday. 20 ,,11lr"Ot ...


" ...... I'Ilhdomly drawn. "...

city....,.;.,wI ........ lhan630


applicalions, and num.,..,...
.pplicanta ....... pIad on.
WIl[~ III\. Tho> Iotl ery
c~ ..... ~n"r Santa Ana .....
W>n<~.~in

N",-embo.r to II'I;II)i ... nnd


."..ru"a) marijuana
ohopa.lImi!iqrthem tolWO
\al<

ln~riaIZOl"""

'n. wi"","", will ""

,"el-

I,,,, \J)' 0. Sant~ Ana )'\>I[ce


[)opattmpnt. ,,'hlcl! '<Ifill
how 60 <bJ'S 10 .....-t...' lho
app);"a",-,,' back""",,,d ..

Tho>e<>llec-lj'......i l l _
"" IlIl<m't>d 10 cultit'BI" can""bis in Sant~ AntI, and

'-""Y ","'" po)' 1111 cil)'


S I"'"",nt tax on gr-o. ...

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But lOme poIiticiaM and


,"",.".,."", II&kI lho)' rear
tbIll IU8Ilf.d <tniintuw
could ~1l<'<>U1"Bge poIlrly run
10 ,..,..
tum to
M..... Wlth.

""W'" m.p.nMrieI

c-.

""",nt federal

~b",

10 <k--

fund ..",..,.....,...,t fll pot


!o,,~ and "tt"""t ""'I~
~Iing lxMl)' to .mi'<>"""

... ci';" Ct>ota Jo&o.... miaIU


to~k th. chl'nbiUlio."o <>IICi'
opirI
ttw- AI>IIp8

dri,-..

...."3~.,

CoutlCiltnlln Jim Rlgh.


........ ~od ",.;tinc
untll N"""mber 2OItI. wbea
Ibe C()OIt8. M_ ~
wiD be on \bo hoollot _. tin
1><0 01 ... bo-li<...~.. Ih" [NUC 01

cdpl$. '\'tt@ Crt) COU/lOU


tn.-r- 0.1 grOAt ....
C<'ip18 tax.,.", lrJ.tloe ruIU,..,.
_ to exoeed t1-.. ralAo olIO

""",Iwng recrullona) marijuana ~ will be beforo ,-olen. 1'h:I1 could


r....... CaHt<>mbt 10 """"'"
canlllbLo equiva]<m' of the

Attomoy RandllU Long-

lItale's Departm"nt ol AI<:oboIic I\eot"erafre Coo .......

....y

,,1th, "'P.--n\iIlfl: _

u...

applkant.o.

of

~ oth~,

80. I""' ...or, d CoMA M....


who llbut~ 1>01'

Orangoo Counly .iliM may

.....;dept

.,.,..;.wr Iooltdnj! .t SaPIa


An.o "". !TI<Jd~l.
"It'Alike building. bftter
"""""'l'IIp." MId Lo'1lJ"'lth,

Ioral cannabio collNtio... In


roIL
lhe view>! of
_
""l-ing &Iw wan'"
medl<-ttJ marij....... legal.
Ized. bul .... t ....... abw~
11-.. ricI>t "J'Pf'OIICh.
Rush to write. law. """
_id. and you. ~
hood operaton. Wa[l, IOIId
you p,.." ... nl >lick peopk>

.... 00 is Attempting to pi"""


11><0 <tispo-rnwy ........ on "'"
balloIlI of abw. a dozen ci11.. C<>W\l.)...id(o..

COSTA MESA
WEIGHS OPTIOHS

'eitzb..rg. tIw Co..ta M...

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O~.

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l_ltlO_do..........
rortIy. both . . . nootIdMt

.,.....,.. ~ In Iat"
2010. SINo ><Aid "'~,pRid

am.....I ... '-<or

<-.po'" ~.""",hi> "<.n....',,.


in ""'11, ")",,,,~I bo>r rlnI

......

tnxes, rOUQl....d su". I.....

and f~ on \bo n<>edoI fll


her palimt&
Rut .ner "'-"1.-.0 from
cit}" oIllci.ols to .rout"'r ...
pen ... ritoo. lhe U.S_D.opartrMIll ol JI$ke~kIIoddown

...... aop ~ l"""'-r-

md nwdlcol InarijllDJla
,.aJd.

"'ll>q'~ tr)-;ng 10 hit ~


"""itlfl t..rg<'t. ~ they.""

POt,:oiPlt: 10 II<" it (<"On'eCI).


right out of th~ gnte. I hov~
)"etto_lhal."
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