Johnny Law Goes Rogue on Jungle Boys
One of the greatest dispensaries in Downtown LA was raided yesterday – that’s right, a legal, licensed dispensary was raided in broad daylight for – get this – unpaid taxes.
The whole scam was reported in High Times, "L.A. Cultivators, Jungle Boys, Raided Over Bogus Late Fees"
To be clear, JUNGLE BOYS paid $18 Million in taxes last year alone – that should tell you how successful the shop is – BUT they had one outstanding bill, which couldn’t be paid during COVID when the tax office was CLOSED.
The fee owed could not be paid because the office could not accept the cash. Cash is required because the cannabis industry is largely un-banked due to federal banking regulations.
So here's yet another reason that cannabis banking needs to be approved - - the coppers from 3 or 4 separate agencies rolled up on Jungle Boys, guns drawn. in Downtown Los Angeles, broad daylight, during business hours.
THIS IS AS CLEAR AN EXAMPLE AS POSSIBLE ABOUT HOW DRACONIAN SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LAWS PUT THE PUBLIC AT RISK.
That bill mentioned above was for $66,000 and the company had a hearing date scheduled. Read it again - the hearing was already scheduled with the tax collection office. In other words, everything was letter-of-the-law.
AND STILL The CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION (or someone else?) AUTHORIZED AN ARMED RAID ON A LONG-STANDING, LICENSE-HOLDING, TAX-PAYING, CITIZEN-EMPLOYING BRICK AND MORTAR BUSINESS.
Johnny Law busted in the doors yesterday, guns drawn, and stole – you heard me – stole $174,000 from Jungle Boys, including the cash in the tip jars.
Have you ever heard of SWAT teams storming a legal business over a tax bill?
Now that’s that song from Compton…?
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