This video shows what appears to be another robbery at gunpoint outside a marijuana dispensary near Mission/Geneva.
— Dion Lim (@DionLimTV) December 29, 2021
Let’s be clear, dealing Marijuana is still a federal crime. That means dispensaries exist in a legal gray zone.
As such, Marijuana dispensaries are a cash business.
Marijuana is also highly trafficked contraband for people who don’t have medical Marijuana cards or don’t live in medical Marijuana states.
So criminals know two things, the people coming in and out have lots of cash and expensive narcotics (which they can turn around and resell for a lot of money).
That makes dispensary customers perfect targets for robbery.
Reports that Marijuana dispensary patron robberies are up doesn’t surprise me, crime attracts crime.