Walk into any medical marijuana clinic, and the feeling inside isn’t one of calm and tranquility. With the still murky laws and “Wild West” feel of the whole operation, a customer wouldn’t be shocked if suddenly, in the middle of shopping for the dankest of medicinals, a bunch of police officers came storming through the doors with their guns drawn. It just goes with the territory for now. But expecting that kind of thing while shopping in a health food store seems, frankly, ridiculous.
Yet that’s what customers at Rawesome Foods in Venice were treated to back in 2010, when four officers raided the joint, guns drawn, and stormed the aisles before eventually finding the prize they were looking for in the store’s walk-in refrigerator: jugs of raw milk. The jugs were wanted because of the so-called “unsanitary conditions” which they were found, a slick way of saying that they were being sold without a regulatory permit from the state.
What’s your take? Dangerous, or delicious?