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Report Webinar: Dangerous Delays: What Washington (Re)Teaches Us About Cash and Cannabis Store Robberies

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Dangerous Delays: What Washington (Re)Teaches Us About Cash and Cannabis Store Robberies
Friday 12/16/22, noon ET / 9:00am PT

Dangerous Delays is the first published study on characteristics of cannabis store robberies. The report focuses on an unprecedented and ultimately deadly surge in robberies that affected the cannabis community in Washington State from November 2021 through April 2022. It makes use of listings in the "Uncle Ike's i502 Robbery Tracker" to generate the data used in a statistical analysis.

The report addresses questions that relate to the SAFE Banking Act, which was before Congress during the time of the Washington robbery surge. SAFE passed the House but stalled in the Senate in December 2021, and is again being considered by Congress now. Dangerous Delays also discusses social conditions that risk more events like what happened in Washington, and ways in which more work may be needed following passage of SAFE to successfully address the cannabis cash problem.

Friday's webinar will feature:

  • statistical and qualitative presentation by report author David Borden, on the role of cash in driving robberies and assaults on workers
  • comments by Ian Eisenberg, Uncle Ike's, Seattle
  • comments by Major Neill Franklin (ret.), CNN contributor and former executive director of Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP)
  • moderated by WA cannabis attorney and board member Mitzi Vaughn
  • others TBA

Download the Dangerous Delays report and read our news release at Contact David Borden at [email protected] for further information.

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Tark McCoy (not verified)

I would advise that the right to armed self defense not be eliminated, as it currently is. It is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to disallow firearms within cannabis stores, by either the employees or the customers. It's a tool, and only fools, cowards or sheep will not to avail themselves of it, because obviously your magic "No Guns ALLOWED" sticker on the door ISN'T WORKING!

Sun, 12/18/2022 - 12:49am Permalink

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