Anaheim cuts power, water to shut down pot shops

Oct 14, 2014 12:18 PM by News Staff

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The city of Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops.

The Orange County Register reported Tuesday ( that the city is cutting off water and power to illegal marijuana dispensaries.

Anaheim spokeswoman Ruth Ruiz says nine shops have closed and eight others will likely shut down by the end of the week. Another 11 will soon be ordered to close or will have their water and power cut off.

Ruiz says the strategy is effective because Anaheim operates its own utilities.

The city banned the shops more than a year ago, but they keep opening up.

A city councilwoman applauds the move as a good first step, but wants the city attorney to penalize landlords who look the other way when renting property to pot shops.


Information from: The Orange County Register

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