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Redondo Beach cannabis dispensary cited, following raid by Cannabis Control agents

Law enforcement raided a marijuana dispensary at 1300 Aviation Blvd. on Thursday. 

A Redondo Beach store-front marijuana dispensary operating openly, but apparently unlawfully, was raided early Thursday by a dozen or more local and state law enforcement officers.

No arrests were made, Sgt. Mark Valdiva said, although three people were seen by witnesses handcuffed and sitting outside the establishment.

The raid was the result of a complaint by Redondo Beach city officials to the state Bureau of Cannabis Control about what was described as “an unlicensed commercial cannabis retailer operating” at 1300 Aviation Blvd. Redondo Beach police officers were joined in the raid by agents from Cannabis Control and the state Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

Store-front marijuana dispensaries are not permitted in Redondo Beach, and neighbors for months have been encouraging enforcement to deal with what has been described as “crowds” entering and exiting the building at late hours.

City prosecutors expressed frustration while encountering difficulties in shuttering the business.

The dispensary has been operating for more than a year.

Its owner, Richard Gronbach, has been cited by the city and is scheduled to appear in a Torrance courtroom Monday to face a single misdemeanor charge and a variety of code infractions. Gronbach has not responded to Easy Reader’s attempts to reach him.

According to his Facebook page, Gronbach is a retired Los Angeles County lifeguard.

In August, Redondo Beach Quality of Life Prosecutor Joy Abaquin said the store’s owners “know how to evade and go right up to the line,” describing how the dispensary operates openly until remedial efforts reach the courtroom. Then, the doors close, the business relocates to another location, and the situation persists.”

By labeling their businesses as “churches,” said Abaquin, additional legal hurdles are faced in prosecution efforts.

“These people,” she added, referring to illegal dispensary operators, “have great lawyers who know how to delay, delay, delay, and when to retreat. And they know how to sue.” ER


Redondo Police put the nail in Pacific Cannabis Church

Redondo Police make sure the the Pacific Cannabis Church, doesn’t reopen, as it did after being raided last month. Photo

Redondo Beach police raided a recalcitrant Pacific Cannabis Church for the second time in a month, breaking down the door at 1300 Aviation Blvd. Thursday to gain entry and then boarding up the establishment.

“We were just finishing up the job,” Sgt. Mark Valdivia said. One person, an employee, was cited by officers at the scene.

Valdivia said agents for the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control were present at the raid as “advisors” to observe the shuttering of what was described as “an unlicensed, commercial cannabis retailer.”

Neighbors have been asking the City of Redondo to close the unlicensed cannabis shop for over a year.

The store-front operation attracted quick attention from neighbors, primarily because such establishments are not legal in Redondo Beach. But the city was slow in responding, some neighbors alleged. One neighbor asserted complaints had been lodged with the city “a year ago or more.”

The store was closed following a police raid on Nov. 12 but its owner promptly reopened it. This time, police ordered  a plywood sheet nailed over the front door.

That’s been the problem all along, said the city’s Quality of Life Prosecutor Joy Abaquin recently. Faced with myriad legal hurdles, the pot store just keeps reopening. Its owner calls it a “church” and that complicates issues, Abaquin explained. 

“These people,” she told a reporter in November, referring to illegal dispensary operators, “have great lawyers who know how to delay, delay, delay, and when to retreat. And they know how to sue.” ER

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Redondo Beach Marijuana Dispensaries Near Me

Are Medical and Recreational Sales Legal at Redondo Beach Dispensaries?

As you search the Internet, simply drive around Redondo Beach or most cities for that matter these days, you’ll likely find a few or even dozens of marijuana dispensaries and weed delivery services. With medical and recreational marijuana legalization now becoming a reality for most States, one would think that all these Redondo Beach dispensaries are legal and have licenses to safely sell marijuana to you at any time. Unfortunately, although this may be the case one day across America, it is most definitely not the case today. Generally, States legalize medical marijuana first and do so as a trial towards fully legalizing marijuana for recreational use. States have historically created very few restrictions on medical marijuana sales and use in the attempt to get patients the medicine they need quickly and easily. These loose restrictions and guidelines create an environment where marijuana businesses operate mostly hands-off and therefore new businesses are created very fast. In short time, it seems there are many weed stores and likely legal Redondo Beach dispensaries on every corner. To be fair, some cities are not like this and there are only a few marijuana shops, or even cities where the only marijuana to be purchased in on the black market.

To know whether it is legal to buy marijuana at Redondo Beach dispensaries you first must know the State law, and then the local Redondo Beach, CA or community laws or regulations. Yes, it's complicated and at times very difficult to know whether you can legally consume marijuana or purchase from what appears to be legal Redondo Beach dispensaries. If the State has yet to legalize medical or recreational marijuana, weed is most probably illegal to purchase or consume. If the State has legalized medical marijuana only, then a quick Google search for legal Redondo Beach dispensaries regulations will help determine if you can legally purchase and smoke weed in Redondo Beach with a valid medical marijuana doctor's recommendation. If you are not familiar with a recommendation, it's somewhat like a prescription to buy marijuana. If your State has legalized recreational marijuana, then a simple Google search for California Redondo Beach marijuana or Los Angeles County marijuana regulations will help determine if you can legally purchase and smoke weed in Redondo Beach for adult use.

The final step to truly feel confident you are buying marijuana legally in Redondo Beach, requires you to see proof of that businesses license, or visit the State marijuana license database, or see if this Redondo Beach marijuana business is on Mama’s Ganja. Mama’s Ganja only provides contact information for legal Redondo Beach dispensaries with valid licenses so it’s the easiest way to know if a business is legal and you are not breaking the law.

How to Find Licensed Legal Redondo Beach Dispensaries

There are three ways to find Redondo Beach dispensaries that can sell marijuana legally since they are licensed to do so. The first option is to visit your Redondo Beach marijuana dispensary or call your Redondo Beach marijuana delivery service and ask them if they have a California license and what the license number is. With this California marijuana license information, a consumer can visit the State marijuana regulations website and check the database for that business. Redondo Beach dispensaries can only provide marijuana legally if the license is valid. The second option is to go directly to the California marijuana database and find legal Redondo Beach dispensaries or delivery services to Redondo Beach, CA. The third way is the easiest and that is to find a legal marijuana business with a valid license on Mama's Ganja. Mama's Ganja legal Redondo Beach dispensaries and shops that are listed must have a valid license. You will never find a black-market marijuana shop on our Redondo Beach dispensaries directory.

Why are Redondo Beach Marijuana Prices Higher than Before?

People who have been purchasing marijuana prior to legalization efforts may have a case of sticker shock when the make their first legal marijuana purchase from Redondo Beach dispensaries. Now that the government is regulating marijuana there are new taxes, like alcohol, that need to be added to the price of the cannabis product being purchased. Compounding these new taxes are all the regulations that legal Redondo Beach dispensaries must adhere to for their license to remain in an active status. These regulations are at times costly and a legal business has no other choice than to pass those costs on to the people buying legal weed in Redondo Beach dispensaries. Additionally, since marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug and outlawed by the Federal Government, legal Redondo Beach dispensaries are not currently able to deduct any regular business expenses due to IRS section 280E. In conclusion, the reason Redondo Beach marijuana prices are higher than before is due to new taxes, the cost of compliance to new regulations, and the lack of general business expense deductions.

How to Know if Your Redondo Beach, CA Marijuana Dispensary is Legal

6 Tips to Tell if your Redondo Beach Marijuana Store is Legal and Licensed

As you browse our Redondo Beach dispensaries near me map, each with its own Brand and menu of products, Mama’s Ganja wanted to provide you with some helpful tips to ensure you do your best and only buy marijuana from legal Redondo Beach dispensaries.

  1. State License Visible

    State Issued Cannabis License

    When you go to a Redondo Beach dispensaries website is the State license displayed? If a business is licensed, it has to show its customers the license number so they can audit that license if they want to do so. If the website has a license and license number, then they are likely legal, and it is safe to buy marijuana there. If the Redondo Beach dispensaries website only says legal but does not display or communicate the State license number, then the business is likely NOT legal, and you should find another business who has a displayed license.

    TIP: Immediately when you enter a Redondo Beach marijuana dispensary look for a California cannabis retail license posted on the door or a wall. Take a close look at the license to ensure it is valid and also states the correct type of California cannabis business activities like storefront or delivery or both.

  2. Identification Checking

    Drivers License State ID

    When you enter your favorite Redondo Beach dispensaries or call for a delivery, do the employees who help you asked for your State Identification to ensure you are 21 or over? This is a must have requirement for Redondo Beach dispensaries. If you are not asked for your State issued identification and can just buy marijuana freely, chances are that business is NOT legal and you should find another legal business to purchase marijuana legally.

    TIP: When you enter the Redondo Beach dispensary or engage a Redondo Beach marijuana delivery driver, keep your wallet in your pocket or bag. Wait and see if the dispensary asks for your identification to ensure you are of legal age to purchase cannabis in California.

  3. Pre-packaged Marijuana

    Pre-Packaged Legal Redondo Beach, CA Marijuana

    In most States, marijuana must be pre-packaged for retail sale. Similar to alcohol being pre-packaged for retail sales at a grocery store or liquor store, marijuana purchased at a retail establishment, like Redondo Beach dispensaries, must be pre-packaged and labeled with tracking information. There may be one day in the future where marijuana can be purchased open like a restaurant pours alcoholic drinks, but for retail stores or any legal Redondo Beach dispensaries the weed must be pre-packaged. If your order is not pre-packaged and was made to order you are making an illegal purchase and can easily find legal Redondo Beach dispensaries on Mama’s Ganja if businesses are listed yet.

    TIP: When you are ordering from a Redondo Beach dispensary closely watch how the employees prepare your cannabis order. If your order is being packaged as a custom order and not provided as a pre-packaged product order, then you are ordering from a black market business.

  4. Lab Tested Cannabis Products

    Redondo Beach, CA Marijuana Lab Results

    When you purchase cannabis flower marijuana from a legal Redondo Beach dispensaries or weed delivery services, you will see lab-testing information on the packaging. This marijuana lab-testing information will show you the results of the test including strength of the THC %, as well as other compounds in the plants like CBD and CBN. The test will also certify that the cannabis plant has no pesticides or residues from fertilizers or other foreign substances. If your package of marijuana flower does not have a lab testing label on it, then the legal Redondo Beach marijuana dispensary or delivery service is not operating in compliance with State law, or you are making an illegal purchase from a black market Redondo Beach marijuana business.

    TIP: Closely review the packaging of your cannabis product to find the legal lab tested label. All California cannabis businesses and legal Redondo Beach dispensaries will only carry marijuana flower with lab tested labels present on the packaging.

  5. Higher Prices

    Redondo Beach, CA Marijuana Label

    Legal Redondo Beach dispensaries must comply with many regulations and that costs money. These legal Redondo Beach dispensaries have costs that are much higher than the black market and prior to the regulations being put in place. Unfortunately, those costs are passed down to the consumer at retail. This makes the price of legal marijuana products higher than the black market, much higher is some cases. After the cost of regulations, you have excises taxes and sales taxes. Excise tax is special tax that is placed on a product by law and is simply added to the price of the product. After the excise tax is added, then sales tax is calculated and the product price plus the excise tax amount is used to calculate the sales tax. Yes, you guessed right that there is a little bit of double tax there. This is very similar to alcohol and other consumer products that require excise tax and sales tax.

    Additionally, since marijuana is still a Schedule 1 drug and outlawed by the Federal Government, legal marijuana businesses are not currently able to deduct any regular business expenses due to IRS section 280E. In conclusion, the reason legal Redondo Beach dispensaries prices are higher than before is due to new taxes, the cost of compliance to new regulations, and the lack of general business expense deductions.

    TIP: Check all cannabis product prices on Redondo Beach dispensaries menus. If the cannabis product menu prices seem too low, then inquire with a representative and ask to see a valid California cannabis retail license.

  6. Taxes on Receipt

    Legal Redondo Beach, CA Marijuana Receipt

    After you purchase marijuana for the first time from legal Redondo Beach dispensaries, you will be provided a receipt. Being provided a receipt is a regulation that a legal cannabis business must adhere to with each order. As a consumer looks at the receipt, they must see the taxes and understand the taxes. In some cases, legal Redondo Beach dispensaries may include the sales tax in the price of the product, and then have the excise tax as a line item. This is ok and completely legal. In other cases, the excise tax and the sales tax will be listed as line items. Do make sure that the taxes are listed on the receipt and ask for clarification if anything is not clear. If you see taxes listed on the receipt, then the business is likely a legal Redondo Beach marijuana dispensary or delivery service.

    TIP: Scan your receipt to the bottom and look for any itemized California excise taxes, Los Angeles County taxes and Redondo Beach local city taxes. These taxes should be clearly present and added to your Total Amount Paid Redondo Beach dispensaries receipt.

Legal Redondo Beach Marijuana Dispensaries Information

The Redondo Beach Dispensaries Marijuana Market

Redondo Beach Marijuana, also known as Cannabis among other names and slangs, like "weed", has never really been that hard to find for medical or recreational use. Any plant that produces a pleasant psychoactive drug called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) from its 483 compounds, including at least 65 other cannabinoids is a gift that will always be with us. With a city population of 67,664, there are plenty of options to find Redondo Beach marijuana from someone you know, or someone in your marijuana social network. Most likely, of all the 30,066 households in Redondo Beach, there is bound to be a Redondo Beach marijuana grow room or garden very near being managed by one of the 2.42 average people in a Redondo Beach home.

As for education, 57.1% of San Francisco residents own a college degree, and 21.6% own an advanced degree. There are surely people taking advantage of their education by becoming owners or managers of Redondo Beach dispensaries, grow facilities, manufacturing businesses, distribution companies, or lab test facilities. It's hard to say if the Redondo Beach median household income of $103,782.00 is being driven by any this potential marijuana income from legal marijuana businesses or any black market Redondo Beach dispensaries. Regardless, you can feel safe that Mama's Ganja will only list legal Redondo Beach dispensaries with a license to sell you weed.

Who are the Redondo Beach Marijuana Users?

Earliest recorded uses of marijuana date back to the 3rd millennium BC. Marijuana is most used for its mental and physical effects, like a high feeling, a noticeable change in perception, euphoria, happiness, and an increase in appetite. People using marijuana has continued for centuries, even in the United States until prohibition started in the 1960's. Prohibition of marijuana has been an Industry in itself for over half a century. Redondo Beach Marijuana is no different, but the user numbers speak loudly and are growing fast. Today, marijuana can be used by smoking, vaporizing, within food, or as an extract of many sorts. Prohibition did not have any effect on the 43,982 people who have tried marijuana; that's 65% of the Redondo Beach general population.

What's even more interesting is that 21,652 people currently use, and a healthy 24% say they regularly use Redondo Beach Marijuana. Lonely stoner? Have no fear, there are 16,239 Redondo Beach marijuana consumers to toke up with today after visiting legal Redondo Beach dispensaries! Although it appears a very social drug with 66% of Redondo Beach residents expressing that it is socially acceptable, many users are very private about their use and appreciate discreetness. This is the likely reason that only 21% of Redondo Beach marijuana users declare they use marijuana for fun. The majority of users, 79% in fact, declare they use marijuana for a purpose. Generally, the most frequent purpose is medical for pain, anxiety, stress or other ailments that may require over the counter or prescription medication. Socialites can relax, users for fun number 14,209, so there are plenty of people with which to enjoy marijuana.

One group that may be looking for fun is parents of children. There are 39,922 users of Redondo Beach marijuana that are parents. With the demands and expectations placed on parents today, how can you blame them for purchasing marijuana from legal Redondo Beach dispensaries as a safe alternative to alcohol or other prescription drugs. Redondo Beach marijuana users are not an aging group that will all be gone one day as millennials also enjoy the plant. In fact, 57% of Redondo Beach users are millennials. These 38,568 millennial marijuana consumers will ensure the plants support and growing legal usage for years to come.

How Many People Support Redondo Beach Marijuana Dispensaries?

Support for legalization of marijuana has never been higher. Many say the genie is out of the bottle and support for legalization has crossed the chasm. It's not a matter of if marijuana will be federally legalized in the U.S., it's a matter of when. For Redondo Beach in particular, 91% of residents support medical marijuana, and 59% support full legalization of the plant and its products. That's a lot of people! Specifically, 61,574 supporting medical decriminalization, and 39,922 supporting full legalization of marijuana. What's interesting, but not really a surprise, is of all the Redondo Beach supporters of full legalization, users who have tried it, 43,982 people, have the highest support rate. However, there are 23,682 people in Redondo Beach who have never purchased from legal Redondo Beach dispensaries or tried marijuana and still support legalization. Most importantly, 80% of users who've tried marijuana support legalization for medical use and over 35% support full recreational legalization. When will marijuana be legalized across the United States is hard to predict, but with support numbers like these it will happen.

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