California Pot Shop Fined Day After Day


Steve Castillo, owner of The Variety Co-op medical marijuana dispensary, is being fined by the County on a near-daily basis. It’s quickly adding up – when he spoke with the Weekly, Castillo estimated the County fines he and his landladies have incurred at approximately $56,000.
The Variety Co-op is a marijuana dispensary situated in Midway City, one of a handful of unincorporated areas in Orange County. Unincorporated land tends to attract dispensaries, as they eliminate pesky city councils and enforcement. County officials have the final say on most things in unincorporated areas. More at the OC Weekly.