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Murrieta Marijuana Dispensary Plans to Stay Open

CMG Outreach, which dispenses medical marijuana to members, said it planned to stay open despite pending legal action by the City of Murrieta.

A medical marijuana dispensary that opened recently in Murrieta will continue to operate despite being cited daily, an owner said.

Beth Burns, one of three owners of , or CMG Outreach, said they were issued another $2,500 citation Wednesday by City of Murrieta code enforcement officers.

Burns said she had not been served any court papers as of Wednesday.

"The restraining order (sought by the city), is to try and keep the dispensary closed while the litigation is in session," Burns said. She said they have no plans on shutting down until a final court decision is made.

Burns also countered claims that she was deceptive on city business license applications.

According to a report prepared by Murrieta police Lt. Bob Davenport, Burns checked no on two business license applications when asked whether she would be selling drugs or paraphernalia.

"I don't see it as a hard-core drug so I didn't want to answer like it was," Burns said.

"I was straightforward with them," she said about a conversation with a city employee who asked what the purpose of the business would be.

When the city learned of the intentions for the business, Burns was denied a business license, according to Davenport.

Burns said she has not received the $75 refund for the application.

The co-op has hired an attorney, who could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Jean July 23, 2011 at 11:01 PM
Cmg is an agricultural cooperative corporation registered in the State of California. Secretary of State office. That is public information.
Jean July 23, 2011 at 11:05 PM
CMG has the right to provide a social service to the community
Jean July 23, 2011 at 11:09 PM
How many other legal businesses within the City of Murrieta will have to pack and go because the city does not approve of them? How about constitutional rights?
Jean July 25, 2011 at 02:40 PM
This is a good point: Re: Initial Business Application. Councilman McAllister said that Cooperative Medical Group or MCCMG Investments LLC estimated annual gross income was not enough to turn his face the other way. Did any of you heard that as well? Makes me wonder how many private agendas these folks have going and how often this councilman turns his face the other way? He was being recorded. Was he concerned at all? If I am wrong, please correct me!
Louise October 14, 2011 at 06:53 PM
In Lake Elsinore there are 3 dispensaries on Grand Ave, why can LE have 3 and Murrieta none?

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