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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.

Murrieta Marijuana Dispensary Plans to Stay Open

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.

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