Are Dispensaries Sitting Ducks for Armed Robberies? – Over 100 Armed Robberies at Washington Dispensaries in 2022?

A tracker run by Uncle Ike who is a member of Washington’s Craft Cannabis Coalition paints a good picture of how dire the situation has been so far. Uncle Ike’s tracker shows that in 2022 alone, a minimum of 100 armed robberies occurred in licensed cannabis retail stores in Washington. This statistic is worrisome when you consider that it is the highest in the past ten years. What it shows is that the burgeoning sales being experienced by the cannabis industry in the state are being noticed by the negative elements of society. This is spurring them to continue to mount repeated attacks on weed shops in the state.