US (CA): San Luis Obispo city officials pull a cannabis permit amid bribery scandal

The City of San Luis Obispo announced Wednesday that it has terminated Natural Healing Center's commercial cannabis operator permit and the business will not be allowed to open a cannabis storefront in the city.

Officials say the applicant, Helios Dayspring, submitted false or misleading information about criminal misconduct to city officials in the business's permit application.

In July, Dayspring was charged in federal court with bribery and failing to report millions of dollars in income to the IRS. He reportedly admitted to bribing late San Luis Obispo County District 3 Supervisor Adam Hill and attempting to bribe former Grover Beach Mayor John Shoals.

Upon learning of the charges, San Luis Obispo city officials say they conducted a review of Natural Healing Center's application to open up a cannabis retail shop in the city.

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