Authorities in Chula Vista have shuttered an unlicensed cannabis dispensary that had reportedly been the supply of quite a few complaints from the nearby neighborhood and shoppers.

At about eight:30 a.m. on Friday, a SWAT group from the Chula Vista Police Division served a civil abatement warrant at Cannavista, an unpermitted dispensary situated at 452 Third Avenue.

CVPD acted in conjunction with the Code Enforcement Division and the City Lawyer.

“Illegal and unpermitted cannabis organizations pose a considerable overall health and security hazard to the public,” stated a city news release. “They can also have a considerable effect on crime, visitors congestion, and neighborhood security. In unique, illegal cannabis organizations can be the supply of considerable constructing and code violations that place the public at threat.”

For the reason that the operation was a civil abatement, there have been no arrests created, even though a significant quantity of marijuana and cannabis-infused products such as candy, cookies, and popcorn have been seized.

The city of Chula Vista is at the moment in Phase 1 of its program to license cannabis cultivation, processing, testing, distribution, and retail organizations, even though no licenses have been issued but.

The city is preparing to submit the 136 applications that they received throughout the initial application period to HdL Corporations for assessment.

The city expects to have the assessed applications returned by June.

When returned, the applications will undergo background investigations and a final overview just before the city starts Phase two.

On January 15, the Chula Vista City Council authorized a cultivation tax of $15 per-square-foot of canopy as properly as a 7% tax price on gross sales receipts.