By Jonathan Olsen-Koziol
Cheney Free Press 

Armed robberies creating uneasiness in the cannabis industry


Last updated 3/10/2022 at 10:05am

CHENEY – Washington state aims to increase the penalties for thieves looking to rob their local pot shops. Senate Bill 5927, sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside), would increase the sentence of those convicted by a full year if the bill becomes a law.

Pot shop robberies have been an issue since mid-2014 when recreational cannabis sales became available to the public. MJBIZDAILY, which has provided cannabis business information since 2011, sites Uncle Ike’s i502 Robbery Tractor listing 60 robberies since January of 2022 and 160 since February of 2017. More than 100 of them have...

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