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Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:12 PM

Hey.... Du'ers in cannabis-legal states...

Are you hearing of any robberies of pot shops?

It's an all-cash business, and from what I've seen, business is booming.
The banks are all tumescent about getting their hands on that money, but since it's still illegal Federally....

Any word on robberies... or why there isn't?

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Reply Hey.... Du'ers in cannabis-legal states... (Original post)
albacore Jan 2022 OP
Maru Kitteh Jan 2022 #1
RandySF Jan 2022 #2
albacore Jan 2022 #3
haele Jan 2022 #5
Nevilledog Jan 2022 #4
AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2022 #8
Nevilledog Jan 2022 #9
AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2022 #10
Nevilledog Jan 2022 #12
AZSkiffyGeek Jan 2022 #17
Sympthsical Jan 2022 #6
spanone Jan 2022 #7
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2022 #26
Akacia Jan 2022 #11
Spider Jerusalem Jan 2022 #13
Hekate Jan 2022 #14
Faux pas Jan 2022 #15
ProfessorGAC Jan 2022 #16
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2022 #18
PJMcK Jan 2022 #19
albacore Jan 2022 #20
PJMcK Jan 2022 #24
Tree Lady Jan 2022 #21
albacore Jan 2022 #22
Mr.Bill Jan 2022 #23
Gore1FL Jan 2022 #25
albacore Jan 2022 #27
Progressive Jones Jan 2022 #28

Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:18 PM

1. Haven't heard of any here in Montana.

And business IS booming. Bigly.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:18 PM

2. Very common in California.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:23 PM

3. I read about the Bay area...

... but then, the high-end stores of all kinds are getting hit there. I believe that is a local phenomenon.

We have some in WA state that are virtual mom&pop operations, and small shops - "Maggie's Pot Shop", "The Reefer Den" - that aren't reporting robberies.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:30 PM

5. That's one of the reasons the city of LA is exploring a city bank system

A simple consumer bank that handles personal checking and savings and small business basic accounts. By running it through the city, they're able to get past some of the federal regulations on Cannabis businesses or other businesses that may be questionable under FDIC, but legal in the State.
It hasn't gotten off the ground yet, but If be looking forward to seeing how it can help the communities.

Haele

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:24 PM

4. You can use debit cards at our AZ dispensary.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:02 PM

8. Where?

Serious question, I didnít know you could.

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:03 PM

9. Prescott

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:05 PM

10. Is it at one of the chains?

Iím in Phx and use Harvest and Oasis.

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:09 PM

12. ...

https://swcarizona.com

They have a store in Tempe.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:37 PM

17. Thanks!

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:34 PM

6. A wave of them in California

And one of the major problems is, many insurance companies won't cover dispensaries. So a robbery at the wrong moment can pretty much mean the place closes down permanently.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 04:54 PM

7. EVERY shop I've been in has had an armed security guard.

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:37 PM

26. At least one.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:05 PM

11. Yes.

There was an armed robbery of a small shop here in my little town in Washington State. The poor kids in there were so scared, there was video and one girl behind the counter just lost it after the robber left and had pointed a gun at her. I felt so sorry for her. She was shaking and sobbing, it was awful.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:11 PM

13. It is not in fact an all cash business?

 

Here in CA licensed dispensaries will generally accept cash, credit/debit, and in a lot of places Paypal/Google/Apple/Samsung Pay.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:11 PM

14. California here. Yes, robberies are a real problem.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:29 PM

15. ...

None that I know about in Washington state

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 05:35 PM

16. Just Changed From All-Cash Here

Around the beginning of December, they started taking debit cards.
Well before that, one could use AeroPay when placing an online order.
At the 2 dispensaries near us, there is a cop on duty whenever they're open.
So no, we haven't heard anything around here about robberies.
Not sure how Chicago and the nearby suburbs are handling things, though.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 06:14 PM

18. Dunno about robberies, but it's not easy to find ...

... an available safe-deposit box to rent.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:24 PM

19. New Yorker here

I get my goodies from an old fashioned dealer. Heís got good weed, good prices and he comes to my studio. Weíll see what happens.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:29 PM

20. After a few deliveries, he's gonna be packing a lot of cash. Dangerous. nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:51 PM

24. After more than 25 years, I'm comfortable with my circumstances

Who needs the hassle?

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:31 PM

21. I never hear about it Southern Oregon

We have a ton of stores here. I use to see security guards but last few times I went just employees. Maybe they stick cash into safe they can't open like a lot of 7 eleven type stores do.

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Response to Tree Lady (Reply #21)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:35 PM

22. That wouldn't stop tweakers.... reason is not high on their skillset. nt

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 07:38 PM

23. I know so many people who grow it

I haven't paid for it in years.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:33 PM

25. I haven't heard of any in Missouri, but I haven't had an ear out for it, either.

They would have to get through 2 sets of locked doors and security to get to the displays and tip jars at the one I go to. I don't know what the security is like getting through the employee-only doors, but either breaching those or breaking through the cashier windows would be required to nab cash or a meaningful amount of product for the act.

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Response to Gore1FL (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 08:57 PM

27. I have not seen ANY of that here in WA state. nt.

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Response to albacore (Original post)

Sat Jan 1, 2022, 11:49 PM

28. The only one I've been to had some serious, highly armed security, and it's

in a quiet suburb.

How armed? The day I was there, there were two dudes with rifles in hand, and two more with side arms.

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