San Luis Obispo canceled a cannabis dispensary permit for Helios Dayspring, the man who admitted to bribing a SLO County supervisor for cannabis policy and has cultivation and retail operations across the region.
“Natural Healing Center would never have received the permit had we known then what we know now,” city officials said in a press release.
Dayspring agreed to plead guilty to bribery in federal court for paying late Supervisor Adam Hill approximately $32,000 in exchange for votes and influence on votes related to cannabis business.
Federal Department of Justice documents claim Dayspring admitted in his plea agreement that he and his business associate also, and the operations reportedly have been a nuisance to neighbors for years.
Santa Barbara County sent a notice of non-compliance to the state in July to lay groundwork for Dayspring to surrender his last active state licenses for growing cannabis on parcels on Los Padres National Forest land, east of Tepusquet Road, Melinda Burns reported in August.
Some of the 805 Ag Holdings state licenses for cultivation were surrendered in late September but three were active as of Friday, according to the state database.