February 25, 2020

Bear spray helps a dispensary manager fight away would-be thieves. (SiberianPhotographer/AdobeStock)

If you happen to be hiking in Yellowstone National Park, park rangers have some advice: Carry bear spray. Hailed as a non-lethal deterrent against charging and aggressive bears, the spray is comprised of Capsicum (pepper) derivatives sufficiently powerful to temporarily disable a 500-pound grizzly.

On the night of Saturday, February 22, a cannabis store manager in Everett, WA, proved that a single can of bear spray is also capable of routing a trio of armed robbers.

It started as a normal Saturday night. After a long shift, manager Chris Vincent went about his usual pre-closing routine at Marijuana Club 99 around 10:53 p.m….

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