“NHC! NHC! NHC!”
A few dozen employees of Natural Healing Center chanted their company’s acronym in unison on Oct. 19 while gathered on the steps of San Luis Obispo City Hall.
click to enlarge Photo By Peter Johnson COMPANY PLEA Employees of Natural Healing Center, led by Government Affairs Manager Joe Armendariz (center right) and CEO Valnette Garcia, gathered on the steps of SLO City Hall on Oct. 19 to ask the city to reverse a decision to terminate its cannabis dispensary permit on Broad Street.
Donning white T-shirts with “save my career” printed across the back, NHC executives and workers assembled to protest a recent SLO city decision to revoke NHC’s permit for a cannabis dispensary on Broad Street—which came after company founder Helios Dayspring pleaded guilty to felony charges of bribery and tax evasion related to his cannabis businesses.
“We are here to ask the City Council for help. … What’s happened here is a big mistake,” NHC Government Affairs Manager Joe Armendariz said on the steps, flanked by now-CEO and majority owner Valnette Garcia.
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