“I became a cop to help people. This is going to help people,” says cop-turned-dispensary-owner Rich Eaton. He’s just become one of the Coachella Valley’s most interesting dispensary owners.
- Addressing the elephant in the vape room — The Vault has no actual vape room — Eaton feels a notable lack of culpability. “I don’t feel I would be viewed as a hypocrite because no one could ever say that I ruined anybody’s life by arresting them for cannabis,” he said.
- Should you visit The Vault — and the place appears lovely — feel free to quiz Eaton on the culpabilities of police paperwork processing, then write an academic thesis on that.
- Despite 30,000 tourists passing through daily, the desert town of Needles has rejected a plan to establish a consumption lounge within its boundaries. Among the expressed concerns was that offering weed would give a prohibitive economic advantage over restaurants that do not.
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