Colorado Springs marijuana club closed over violations

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The club was in violation of fire codes and other regulations

A club in Colorado Springs, CO was closed earlier this month for a string of violations. The Dab Lounge was not only apparently not up to code with its fire prevention policies, but was also running an illegal recreational marijuana operation. The closure came following the execution of a search warrant on the premises, and was part of an existing investigation against the club’s owner.

Detectives from the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division’s Regulatory Team, along with members of the Colorado Springs police Impact Team, presented the search warrant and entered the premises. They seized a number of illegal products, including marijuana concentrate, pot-infused edibles, refined pot and cash during a search of the premises, which was conducted as “part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the owner of the illegal retail marijuana operation.” Police later stated, “Based on this investigation, criminal charges are forthcoming for the owner of the business along with the employees.”

The law enforcement officials weren’t the only ones to pay a visit that day. A fire inspector with the Colorado Springs Fire Department decided to drop in, as well, ultimate ordering the owner “to cease operations until all identified fire violations can be resolved.”

The venue took the closure in stride, posting on its Facebook page, “The Lounge will be closed for a day or so while we make some upgrades to keep the Fire Department happy. Safety first!” However, it appears as though the club is still shut down, as no new entries have been added to the page.

The Dab Lounge isn’t the only business that is being targeted. The Colorado Springs Police Department adds that “additional illegal retail marijuana stores have been identified” and suggest that owners of any businesses that are functioning illegally should “cease operations immediately.”

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