Derek Worden, president of South Coast Safe Access, shows Regulatory Safety Permit #01 meaning his shop is the first pot shop to open in Santa Ana under the new permitting system. ///ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: SA.PotShop.0805  Ð 8/4/15 Ð SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER -

Derek Worden, president of South Coast Safe Access, shows Regulatory Safety Permit #01 meaning his shop is the first pot shop to open in Santa Ana under the new permitting system.

… South Coast Safe Access – operating with two secretaries who check for medical marijuana identification cards, eight “budtenders,” two security guards and a manager – helped the city draft the Measure BB, according to the collective’s lawyer, Randall Longwith.

The lottery and Measure BB are under fire by superior and federal court lawsuits by individuals whose numbers were not drawn in the lottery and felt the system was unfair.

A Superior Court judge issued a temporary restraining order in June on Measure BB, halting the process for South Coast Safe Access and other collectives, but it was lifted later that month. That was the biggest hurdle, Longwith said.

“I don’t think (Measure) BB is in harm’s way,” he said. “I don’t think anything would unravel it.” ….

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