June 1, 2020

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Two MedMen locations in Los Angeles suffered heavy looting amid incidents at dozens of stores. (via Twitter)

Legal cannabis dispensary operators and industry members said they fear more targeted looting as well as attacks by professional criminals this week amid national civil unrest over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.

Several dozen dispensaries in California and two in Oregon were subject to a wide range of criminal acts over the weekend, including vandalism, ransacking, and targeted professional robberies. At least one cannabis producer and a licensed distributor in California also reported being robbed.

Due to the licensed cannabis industry’s low access to banking, the businesses often have cash and an…

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